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shondawilson
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What I do not like about any drug is the proclivity for the drug to be so offsetting in its behavior that it alters the functionality of normal routines. In other words, these damned steriods make it where I cannot sleep. I do not blame it on the four cups of coffee I had tonight, those were just afterthoughts...or perhaps not, I do not know. Got a new book today in the mail on the church and state in Tudor and Stuart England, I wish I had time to read it right now because I also got a book on Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester...I already have a few on those two but this book seems to have more to do with the political side of their relationship (or in other words how he was messing with the queen to get his political favors). I know she had a thing for this guy and he was supposedly good to her but...ehhh seems like a moocher to me, especially with his family history of complete loyalty (HA) and the fact that he fucked up royally when she sent him out to the Netherlands and his son in law fucked up even more so when he went to Ireland....I think I have that right....I think.....
Anyway...
I cant sleep.
I am pretty sure its the medication and its freakin' three in the morning. This week has been shot, I need to catch up on studying...I am behind (yay being too ill to do shit) I can attribute it to being lazy or just being too tired, annoyed, frustrated, not into anything...to do anything, but regardless it is time to pick up the pace and get my shit together. I got time tomorrow night and MOnday and that should be good...I should be fine. Mid terms are coming and I need to study for that too and get together some other stuff.

I have pretty much decided to tell my Dr. that I will take the Enbrel if given a choice. That drug doesnt seem so evasive and...that sounds good to me. That is all I have to say about that.
I am being stubborn about work, not ready to give up the ghost I guess...I am gonna stay at 4 days for now...see if the new meds work and how functional I am on them, if that is a no go...then I will make a change.

Gaming club was tonight and it was fun sort of, usually it is really fun, but I felt like poo so it was just sort of fun. I did kick ass on rock band II.


I am gonna stare at my screen until I force myself to sleep...

Current Location: The Think Tank
How I am Feeling: cranky cranky

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mixnmatchmemory From: mixnmatchmemory Date: September 28th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Enbrel is a really, really, really good drug and it does exactly what it's supposed to do. It has helped countless people regain their functionality and go back to their lives after suffering through a very debilitating disease.

However; there are drawbacks. Enbrel does suppress your immune system; so you have to be very, very careful about exposing yourself to diseases and being sick, and it is EXTREMELY expensive so make sure you check your insurance coverage before you decide to go on the medication (one month of the medication out of pocket is over a thousand dollars).

Don't let this scare you off - when it helps people, it REALLY helps them. Just make sure you understand EVERYTHING before you get into it. I used to work in the pharmacy division that dispensed this medication - and I loved working there and helping patients but I heard a lot about risks and expenses.

Good luck! I really do hope this works out for you; but if it doesn't there are other similar products that'll help you out. If you need any help with the insurance aspect of things let me know. It can be pretty difficult if you're not used to it.
pernwebgoddess From: pernwebgoddess Date: September 30th, 2008 03:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Randomness for you:

Nathan traces his lineage back to that Robert Dudley. :)
shondawilson From: shondawilson Date: October 26th, 2008 04:48 am (UTC) (Link)
If you two ever have a boy...you have to name it that.
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