It's an Enbrel night. And a little while ago I got up, gave myself a shot, watched some YouTube videos and the wrote this. Needles aren't a big deal for me anymore. They really never have been, though I could never have imagined in a million years that I could possibly give myself them. I used to feel very bad for people who do. But I do know now that its just a part of taking care of yourself.
But, naturally, it is a big deal. It's sad that people have to give themselves injections. And people will tend to be horrified when you say that you do. But I wouldn't let that put anyone off from trying a medicine that requires a needle.
Enbrel terrified me a lot at first, not just because of the needle but that was part of it. Now, I can't imagine not having it! It's helped me so much: though I still get pain, it's not as bad as it was before. It's helped me loosen up a lot too. Of course, I still have a long way to go. But it's worth it. Even giving myself a shot is worth the 6 out of 10, rather than 7.5.