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Spinraza, a week later
I went to Stanford for a second try at my sixth Spinraza injection yesterday. Avoiding dramatic tension, the treatment was successful. In fact, after some discussions with Connie (the nurse practitioner who is overseeing the Spinraza treatments for the hospital), I was prescribed a little stronger pain med. They added some blankets to the table I need to lay on and they were able to get the needle in my spine in record speed. I think it took a half-hour all told from gurney to table and back to gurney for a 20 minute rest. They do the rest after to try and avoid headaches that sometimes occur after a spinal tap. It worked out just fine. Now I have three months until the next one.

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ljgeoff From: ljgeoff Date: May 23rd, 2018 03:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay! I'm glad that it went well for you!
sturgeonslawyer From: sturgeonslawyer Date: May 23rd, 2018 02:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I apologize in advance on the offshot that something about this is offensive, but ...

... between (a) the name of the drug, (b) the name of the author of The Iron Dream, (c) Monty Python, and (d) the location of the injections ...

... I have taken to thinking of this series of treatments as "Spiny Norman."

I'm glad they're helping.
stonebender From: stonebender Date: June 3rd, 2018 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like it, I truly do! The name Spinraza makes me think of a Latina disc jockey, but that could be because I'm old. :-)
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