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Orencia

Sunflowers are happy flowers.

Sunflowers for happy people.

I feel hopeful.

Tomorrow I have my first infusion of Orencia. It is a biologic used to relieve symptoms and slow the joint destruction of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

I have just read the medical insert for Orencia. The studies are hopeful. (College statistics does pay off.)

At three months I have a

62% chance of having a 20% improvement                                                                                                 32% chance of having a 50% improvement                                                                                                   13% chance of having a 70% improvement

At six months I have a

68% chance of having a 20% improvement                                                                                           40% chance of having a 50% improvement                                                                                                  20% chance of having a 70% improvement

At twelve months I have a                                                                                                                                73% chance of having a 20% improvement                                                                                                  48% chance of having a 50% improvement                                                                                            29% chance of having a 70% improvement

The infusion  will take 30 minutes. My son is going with me. He is good company and a morale booster. In two weeks I will have another infusion. At one month I will start infusions monthly. I will be happy to have the infusions as long as they help.

I have read endless online comments of those who have taken Orencia. They have met with success for the most part. Success means less pain, less disability. It means more energy. It means more life.

 

 

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Woman, friend, mother, RN, photographer, gardener, writer, researcher, observer, swimmer. Pretty much the same as everyone else with my own little twist to things. RA, and a variety of cancers. Life is good despite the obstacles. It's worth the ride just to see the infinite variations of the human spirit.

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  1. Debbie says

    Sounds very promising – wishing your a high percentage of success with this new medication. Continued prayers.

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