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Ever have one of those days when you have a lot on your mind, but you just don’t know what to say? It’s one of those days. We’ve had some unpleasant news to share at my company today, and being part of the senior management team, I’ve known about it for the last week or 10 days. Today the rest of the company got the message, so on one hand, it’s been a stressful day. On the other hand, I’m glad the news was finally made public so all the calculating and whispered meetings taking place up to this point are at an end.

Which has nothing to do with RA. Which is also a good thing. Most of the time, my life doesn’t revolve around the disease. It will, however, this weekend, because Sunday night is my next Simponi injection.

I have to say that I’m pleasantly surprised at how much good Simponi has done for me. Yes, this past injection started wearing off at week 3. But I haven’t gotten to the “I hurt all over and I can’t stand it” phase that I was in when I was taking the Humira that wasn’t working. I’ve been popping Tylenol this week, but not a large amount.

I guess sometimes we have to take relief where we find it. Sometimes it’s mental, sometimes it’s physical relief of pain or other symptoms.

Here’s hoping you find some relief in your weekend. I’ll check back in Monday after Simponi shot #3 and report.

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