Since the more common remedies for IVIG headaches did not work for me, a friend suggested I ask about trying a diuretic called Diamox. My doctor was down with the idea, so I tried it out with IVIG infusion #13. My IVIG Headache History RecapI experience no headache whatsoever during the infusion. The headaches usually do…… Continue reading Diamox for IVIG Headaches – IVIG #13
Since we now know what to expect with IVIG infusions, I have decided to switch from doing real time infusion updates to doing updates after I recover from my infusions. I continue to get 30 grams of IVIG (which works out to about 1.2 g/kg) every 2 weeks at a rate of 50 mL/hour…… Continue reading IVIG #11 & #12 Update Pages
IVIG #10 was actually a week ago. Hopefully after you hear about how busy I have been, you will forgive me for not posting the IVIG #10 update page on time. For starters, we are in the middle of buying a house which is exciting but also requires a good amount of energy. Secondly, my…… Continue reading IVIG #10 Update Page
Well friends and family – I am happy to say that after several attempts made by multiple doctors, and 200+ hours of efforts on my part (research, synthesizing information, phone calls, e-mails) over the past 2 years, my insurance company has finally been convinced IVIG is a medical necessity in my case!!! “After careful…… Continue reading Insurance Finally Approved IVIG!
As predicted at the end of my last post, I did not post at all last month because it was busy. Here is how my month went… First up was the wedding weekend. On a Friday, we traveled from Illinois up to Iowa to attend a wedding on Saturday. We thought my body would behave…… Continue reading September 2016: Weddings and -ologists Galore!
I spent the past few days alternating between resting, stretching, and cleaning. That may sound boring, however I am pretty excited about it. My house has gone a long time without a deep clean, and various obligations have meant I couldn’t use my energy toward whipping it back into shape. All summer, I have looked…… Continue reading Cleaning While Chronically Ill – It’s Slow
I just got home from my appointment, which went well. It was a long day; we left at noon and got home at eight-thirty. I am not thinking about what a long day it was. What I am thinking about is my husband, Jake. I am feeling very appreciative to him for driving me to…… Continue reading In Sickness and in Health – When Sickness Comes First