Day 8 – The Final Day
Read ‘Days 6 & 7’ here.
I have never been so excited about a Monday morning before! It’s the final day.
It was all very much the same as the other mornings, I’ve continued my ritual of cheese on toast and had a couple of cups of coffee.
Once into the ward I put my shorts on and settle down – I had a good chat with Faye and told her all about the weekend.
The standard tests of blood pressure and temperature were taken, and the paperwork checked, along with taking tablets. Cannula was popped in and we’re underway. There were no Steroids again, so it was just Saline and Lemtrada.
I don’t know if it was the weekend break that helped but today’s infusion went fairly well. My only real issue was some tightness in my chest – as before its delt with quickly with some medication.
I continued to sleep as much as I could during the day and I kept snacking and drinking plenty.
Just before the 2 hours of monitoring are up my neurology consultant came to see me. We discuss the treatment, what the next few weeks will be like and my recent MRI. He discharges me and I am free to go.
On the way home I had some tightness again in my chest and was really tired again. The chest tightness continued into the evening and I ended up using Katherine’s inhaler to help, which it did.
I’m glad it’s all finally over it’s been a slightly longer process than I thought but looking back maybe the rest days have made it a bit more bearable.
I’ll keep you updated on life post Lemtrada, so watch this space.
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