I have been completely blindsided by the last four days. I have done three Humira injections over the last six weeks, and three MTX injections over the last two. The latter was a change from oral MTX. I'm also taking Celebrex for inflammation and Tramadol as needed for pain.
I have had four good days. I had sort of forgotten what those were like. I have a little pain and I've certainly lost flexibility, strength and aerobic stamina since this whole shitshow got started. But my brain and I are in synch again (it had felt like it was one step behind somehow.) I have not needed a nap during the day, and by 'need' I mean being unable to stay awake. I have slept well. It is crunch time on the farm and I have been working at the same capacity in the greenhouses that I did four or five years ago (I know that literally, since output gets tracked pretty closely). The weird feverish / sweating thing seems to have improved, and that's impressive since the greenhouses are about 90 degrees right now.
Here's how good it is: I just realized I hadn't picked up the mail yet. We're talking rural here, this is not a casual thing. It's a hike, and there's a hill. And I just went out and got it, like, you know, no big thing. Four weeks ago, the thought of having to walk down there and get the mail out the mailbox and walk back up to the house would have been overwhelming.
In other words, four normal days.
I have no illusions that there will be a fifth; I'm not getting my hopes up and declaring that this is an actual remission just yet or anything. But it's the first genuinely encouraging week I've had in a year.
Let's all hang in there, friends. There can still be good days.
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