Pins and Needles, and Needles

Injection and supplies for ms medication

There are many different DMTs (Disease Modifying Therapies) for Multiple Sclerosis. I am currently on one that I inject 3 times a week, much better than the daily version I was previously on. The injection is subcutaneous, meaning I inject it just under the skin, similar to a diabetic injecting insulin. Not bad when you compare it to the first meds I was on that had to be injected weekly into the muscle (Intramuscular).

I inject myself in the hopes that it will slow the progression of my MS. Even though I take my medication I still gain new lesions. It’s tough to say how many more I would get without it.

My talented wife has asked to document my journey with MS. Together we will be sharing our ups and downs along the way. It was only fitting to start with my injections. So I sat on the couch; sweat pants, belly rolls and all.

If seeing needles are not your thing, feel free to close this window.

This is my life with MS.

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All of the beautiful images were taken Meghann Prouse Indie Photographer. Check this rad chick out at


Published by Kellen

Born and raised in the pnw. Disabled in 2010 due to progressive Multiple Sclerosis. I started the Wheels & Red with my amazing wife Meg. Wheels & Red is a way for us to share our story with the world. Let's make this shit accessible.

11 thoughts on “Pins and Needles, and Needles

  1. I love your honesty and openness. They are a beautiful way to take away the stigma of chronic disease and the treatments we put ourselves through. Congratulations.

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  2. Now that wasn’t so bad was it 🙂 I remember when I was on dialysis and had to do epo (for very low iron levels) injections at home..Laura always did them for me because needless to say I was a baby about it. Look at you, what a tough cookie!! Love Ya. Thanks for sharing and nothing like puppy hugs afterwards!!!

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  3. Wow… What a beautiful depiction of a process that doesnt usually (ever) feel so beautiful. The photos… Just so good! I was on the daily copaxone for a bit… I opted for manual injections as well. That autoject was just a beating! Bleh! I hope it’s doing something good for ya. Hope the progression slows.


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