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When Your Injection is Sent to the Wrong Address

I live in West Chester, Pennsylvania. I really enjoy the scenic views of Chester County.  When I moved out of my parents house, I had to change where my Humira injectable needles were sent.  I use Humira to control my severe Crohn’s Disease.  I have been using Humira for the last five years.  Knock on wood, I have never had any reactions to the medication.  I inject this needle into my body once a week.

According to my doctor, I should be injecting on the same day every single week.  For example, if I started injecting on a Tuesday, I need to continue on Tuesdays.

I brought up where I live because this week my Humira was sent to my parent’s house

I specifically told the mail order company to send it to my apartment.  I understand that mistakes are mistakes, but it really becomes annoying.  Here’s why:

My parents live in Abington, which is about forty-five minutes from my apartment in West Chester.  When I found out that the Humira was sent to my parents address, I had to drive there to pick it up.  Since I was not able to pick it up until the next day, I had to move my injection day to Wednesdays.  That might not sound like a big deal to most people, but to me it’s a problem.  It’s a problem because my body was used to taking it on Tuesdays.  I usually saw a difference in my bathroom habits late Monday evening; a sign from my body that it was time for my Humira.  Now this week I had a bad Tuesday, because my body was off.

This has happened before at my apartment complex.  The company sends the package, but since they don’t like to leave it at my door, the carrier delivers it to the leasing office.  The leasing office closes before I get home from work. So I had to wait two days to take my Humira.  I then had to start a new cycle.

What worries me? Antibodies.

I know that if they develop, the Humira will stop working.  That would be terrible, because the Humira does allow me to live a semi-normal life.  I am able to work, socialize and maintain a relationship.  Overall, I don’t know what’s better… Having the medication delivered to my apartment and hoping it’s not sent to the leasing office, or having sent to my parents and having to drive forty minutes to get it.

In all honesty, I would like the company to send it to my school.  I would like them to send the Humira to my school because most likely I will be there.  I also know that I would be able to sign for it.  The company will not deliver the medication to my school because of the liability.  I understand that these are rules that they have to follow, but it would be very convenient.  I guess I can’t have the best of both worlds.  I guess the best of both worlds would be off my Humira all together. Right?  One day….

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