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    Harvey Guest

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    My RA got in the full gear mode the day before yesterday. Could not
    close either hand or reach above my head with either hand (shoulders),,,,
    both knees swollen and painful. In other words, in full blown flare mode.
    I had put it off as long as I could and called the Research center to talk
    to anyone with the message that I need help to go on. They told me to come
    in right away.
    Ya see, I am in an experimental medicine program for new medicines and
    it seems that I am getting the placebo. Somebody has to be the one and I
    am it,,,it seems. I am in it because I can not pay what Enbrel has to have
    to receive their drug,,,, $1600 dollars a month. When a person is on S.S.
    that does not leave much to live on. Most people do not have any idea what
    their medicines cost. They have insurance and it pays. Well,,,, I have
    pretty good insurance and have used up most of it for this year. They
    offered to put me on a plan with Enbrel but I had already joined a program
    of research.
    With my RA,, I have no complaints. I know soooo many people that
    are far worse than my case. No joints replaced,,, no hospital time in my
    life for anything. Anyway, I get my steroid shot and it went to work right
    away. Here it is,,, two days later and I am thinking about doing some
    trimming in the back yard..... The RN I was talking to said my next study
    appointment was the end of the exp. program. Everyone would be one the real
    medicine. I will tell everyone how it goes on the real stuff. A pill
    taken to handle inflam.arth from Europe..... I have been posting in
    alt.support.arth. for about 20 years and a few of you know me pretty well.
    Please let me close now by saying that I wish all of you a Merry Christmas
    and a happy new year with a happy holidays to those that applies to...I
    really do love you all the same amount. LOL
    Harv


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    Donna G Guest

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    Harv,


    So glad you were able to get in to see some one and get the steroid
    injections!

    We all know that there are always people a whole lot worse off than we
    are, but when you are in a big time flare, that all really doesn't
    matter! You HURT and that is what the focus is!

    Really happy to hear you are doing better, but please be careful and
    don't over do it. Give your poor body time to settle down completely
    from that flare.

    Sorry that ou are on the placebo group with the med! Isn't that just
    how it always seems to go at times?

    How long before the point where you will get the actual med and to see
    how you do with it? Hope that is coming up soon for you my friend!

    A very Merry and blessed Christmas to you and yours, too, Harv!

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    Donna
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    1) Rejoice always, Pray continually, Give thanks in all
    circumstances, For this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
    **********( I Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV )

    2) ANGELS EXIST, but some times, since they don't all have wings, we
    call them FRIENDS......

    3) Just because you're in pain, doesn't mean you have to be one!
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    Harvey Guest

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    About a month and then everyone gets to see what the real medicine is going
    to work.... I have a chance that it will not be for me but the chance that
    it will great is good enough to take the chance.,,,,,,,,Harv


    "Donna G" wrote in message
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    Harv,


    So glad you were able to get in to see some one and get the steroid
    injections!

    We all know that there are always people a whole lot worse off than we
    are, but when you are in a big time flare, that all really doesn't
    matter! You HURT and that is what the focus is!

    Really happy to hear you are doing better, but please be careful and
    don't over do it. Give your poor body time to settle down completely
    from that flare.

    Sorry that ou are on the placebo group with the med! Isn't that just
    how it always seems to go at times?

    How long before the point where you will get the actual med and to see
    how you do with it? Hope that is coming up soon for you my friend!

    A very Merry and blessed Christmas to you and yours, too, Harv!

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    Donna
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    1) Rejoice always, Pray continually, Give thanks in all
    circumstances, For this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
    ( I Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV )

    2) ANGELS EXIST, but some times, since they don't all have wings, we
    call them FRIENDS......

    3) Just because you're in pain, doesn't mean you have to be one!
    ..


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    Donna G Guest

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    OK, Harv, thanks for letting us know! Please keep us posted as to how
    you make out!

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    Donna
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    1) Rejoice always, Pray continually, Give thanks in all
    circumstances, For this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
    **********( I Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV )

    2) ANGELS EXIST, but some times, since they don't all have wings, we
    call them FRIENDS......

    3) Just because you're in pain, doesn't mean you have to be one!
    ..


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