I am now home after my third day of Campath at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday consisted of a one hour infusion of steroids followed by the 4 hour 1.2mg tiny bottle of Campath (worth £11,000) mixed with other fluids. Once you have had the 2 infusions you then have a waiting period of 2 hours to make sure you are feeling 100% before you go home. Up to now I have only experienced a little heart burn which is due to the steroids plus a little tiredness too, otherwise feeling surprisingly great! If anyone is due to have this treatment you really do not need to worry, the nurses are coming to you every 15-30 minutes checking blood pressure, body temperature and heartbeat and asking if you are ok!
The lady I am with has suffered with ms for 8 years having 4 attacks within the last 12 months, I met her Monday morning following her into the room while she was assisted with her walking aid as she usually felt very unsteady and did not have the confidence to complete her walk without aid. Today was a great day where she walked into the hospital from her onsite hostel unaided and did not bring her stick due to feeling more confident and also walking at a noticeable faster pace which will an amazing thing to watch and see the delight on her face. I firmly feel this treatment is going to benefit a lot of people and I have also been speaking with a lot of Doctors at Cambridge this week who were part of team who researched and created this drug and they talk a lot of good things!
I am not claiming to be some super knowledgeable chap about this treatment but would like to offer my support and share my experience if anyone is keen to learn or has any questions.
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