Last night I posted about my spasticity being bad; it got worse. My leg was so tight last night and what was concerning to me was the fact that I have not been in any kind of pain since I started Tysabri but last night I was thinking one thing; Norco (pain killers). I didn’t take any though, I really have no desire to go back to the narcotic game, so I took all the over the counter pain killers that I could and sat in the shower with the massage setting pointing at my leg with as warm of water as I could handle. Sure it left a settle pins and needles sensation on my leg but hey, it helped a bit.
This was not the end of my “interesting” morning! I was sitting down getting ready to inject my Acthar, the needle was prepped, my leg was ready, and I started turning in my swivel chair to get in to a better position to stick myself in the leg. I was holding the needle in my right hand, needle side pointing up, and as I turned my hand lost it’s grip on the plunger. This often happens with my MS, I will be holding something and out of nowhere I just let go. The needle did not fall to the floor though, my reflexes are still pretty quick, so without thinking, my hand lunged for the needle in mid air. I caught it but not the way I should have… The needle had spun sideways so instead of grabbing the plunger side I grabbed the needle side (not vertically but horizontally) and gripped it nice and tight before I had time to realize what I was doing. The needle poked right through my finger just above my palm. What do I mean by right through? I mean the needle stabbed into the outside of my pinky and popped out about an inch (2.5cm) on the other side. There was a brief moment where I just held my hand out and looked at it trying to believe what I had just done. The needle did not move as I held my hand out, it was actually in there.