The day I received my first delivery of Rebif and everything that comes with it was the day reality set in for me, whereas before that I was still hoping that I’d get a call from the neuro saying they had made a mistake with the dx and it wasn’t RRMS.
My first injection on my own seemed like it took an eternity. It took me nearly 18 minutes to press the injection button on the Rebismart!!! Pathetic now but I just couldn’t press it!!!
Now the routine is easier - I take 2 painkillers 15 mins before injection time, cold pack straight from the freezer to numb the area, prepare, position, push, remove (as the meerkats from the advert say - simples).
I started Rebif in April 2013 and didn’t suffer any of the side effects the Rebif nurse warned me about - fingers crossed you don’t either.
Another bit of advise I was given - make sure you put sun cream on your injection sites - they burn and itch like a b***h if you don’t (found that out on Sunday afternoon!!!)