Infusion Amusement

I’m at my bi-monthly infusion for Remicade. Every 8 weeks, I get to take a half day off from work and come to the infusion lab to have an IV inserted into my arm and an Remicade (an immunosuppressant) pumped into my veins for 2.5 hours. And, yes, that is totally as fun as it sounds.

The truth is, I don’t mind it all that much. Of all the medical appointments and procedures I get to endure, it’s actually one of the most pleasant – if you can actually find a medical procedure pleasant. I get to sit in a comfy chair and catch up on e-mails and Facebook with my laptop (yay free wi-fi!) The nurses in my small infusion center are nice and friendly, and after a year and a half, I’ve gotten very comfortable here.

Occasionally, I luck out and a random, handsome fellow is here getting an infusion at the same time. Today is one of those days. Across from me is the most adorable Scottish man, with the best accent.

It may not be the best place to have to be, but sometimes, you just can’t beat the view.

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8 Responses to Infusion Amusement

  1. David says:

    Was he wearing a kilt? Could make things interesting.

  2. Urspo says:

    I suppose it is an ill wind that blows nobody good; having a Scotsman to tend you is a compensation.

  3. truthspew says:

    An immunosupressant? Are you a transplant survivor? Or do you suffer auto-immune illness?

    • Sassybear says:

      I had severe ulcerative colitis. I had a total colectomy in 2000, but I’m still prone to inflammations and infections because my body keeps fighting a disease it no longer has. So my immune system is overactive and needs to be suppressed.

      • truthspew says:

        Wow – that rots both literally and figuratively. Sorry to hear! They thought I had auto-immune issues until my long time allergist discovered the real issue – old ear infections were causing the eardrums to retract.

  4. thank bob for a good view! (smile)
    how long do these infusions have to continue? it’s been almost 1.5 years since your surgery. I would think you would be fine by now. please enlighten me, as I am not a doctor nor do I play one on tv.

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