Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Pre-Screening Process

Today was my appointment, they went over paperwork and what they study was going to be. They took a bunch of blood and are going to make sure that I will be able to metabolize certain drugs well. If I can then I'm in. They also took a urine sample to make sure it's free of drugs and I'm not pregnant. They also did an EKG, which went fine, I have really good assistants helping me and I really like them. There are a bunch of weird criteria I have to adhere to in order to be in the study, but I don't care, I'll do it. Some examples are I can't be on hormonal birth control, and while in the study I can't have certain foods like caffeine and anything from the mustard family... Okay....Also no marijuana use while in the study, which is fine. I mostly used for my eczema anyway and if this study works I wont need it. :)

I'll have the results whether I'm accepted sometime next week. I'll keep you updated!

Lots of papers to sign...and this was an amazing pen!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Dupilumab uncanceled!!!

They called back the next day while I was at work and said they had misread the email they received from headquarters! When they said they weren't taking any more patients they were including the appointment they already had set! My appointment is on Tuesday now and I'll update that as it comes. Hopefully positive things are on the horizon!!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Dupilumab Study called and canceled..

They said the main headquarters called them and closed the study saying they had enough participants, they were only accepting 18 people. I feel so...empty. My hope was stolen from me... I cried so much today... The sadness is overwhelming... This was my last chance for this study. They were already finished with trial and this was the last one before it hits the market...and there's rumors that the treatment will cost up to $22,000 and we know my insurance won't cover it.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

My Skin does better when it's cold

How about you guys? I can't stand the heat and neither does my skin. At the same time, sudden weather changes messes with my allergies, which is not good for my skin...

 I have no idea why I included this....Kawaii!

I have about 5 ingrown nails right now, this one is the worst at the moment...

My study appointment is on the 26th! I can't wait! But I'm scared at the same time....

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Hives and Life

All the time! Everwhere! And they are not small. The only way I can get them to go down is by putting a bit of the steroid lotion and leaving it there until it goes away. Not my preferred method but these things itch!

On a completely unrelated note I started going back to school again. It's online so I don't have to worry about missing class because of my skin. It's for film at an art school and it's out of state, so it's pretty expensive. I'm trying to learn Japanese on the side but school and work takes a lot out of me. I'm working on grammar and just started learning Kanji and man is it tough! Baby steps...
I also just downloaded Miitomo and I love it. If you don't have it already you should check it out, who doesn't love a mini version of themselves?  So I'll leave you with some fun photos. :D