Something really strange has happened since switching from Orencia to Humira last week. I am feeling better already. I know deep down that I can not be feeling better from just one injection, and that has me asking some questions. Is this just a temporary reprieve from my RA pain that would be occurring regardless of what medicine I was taking, and if that is the case, am I going to continue to hurt on the Humira like I did while taking Orencia? I am not overly concerned about it at this point, after all I have been hurting with very little help from the meds for over a year now. I am just enjoying the free ride while I have it. I am not pain free by any means, but my pain level has come down considerably. Also at work last week, I didn't hurt quite as bad as I have been hurting.
I went on a 203 mile ride with Randall today. I was feeling great until we hit a place I shall affectionately call the rock farm. It was 6.8 miles long and it was literally nothing but rock on top of rock. I kept up with Randall for the first couple of miles but soon, my hands hurt so bad, I let him go and rode the section at a slower pace trying to reduce vibration and shock to my hands. After that, we rode to Three Sticks, Oklahoma. It's ok, I had never heard of it either. Not much there except a monument. We read the plaque on the monument and still aren't sure why it is there. Got hooked up on some ridiculously fast fire road, see the photo of the trees growing out over the road ... 60+ mph, then later found two iron truss bridges for my other blog. Awesome day even throwing in riding the rock farm.
I am hurting mildly now, hands, feet and knees mostly. I am anxiously awaiting my next injection of Humira next week. Lana gave me a tip for numbing the injection site briefly before the injection.