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Always Dress Like It Is the Best Day of Your Life LEMTRADA patient blogger: Chad By Chad, Husband, Father, Software Engineer • June 2, 2017

LEMTRADA Patient, Chad, dressed in his best attire while taking his infusion

There are a couple things in life that help define who I am. Two of them are health and "fashion". And my overall well-being is deeply affected by both of them!

When it comes to “fashion”, I understand I’m using a different definition than everyone else—that’s why I put it in quotes. As I said in my introductory blog post, bowties and bright sneakers are my “fashion”. It’s my style, I get a kick out of it, and I think others do too. Now, I know what you’re thinking—and the answer is no. I don’t expect a call anytime soon from famous fashion designers asking me to consult on their next projects.

So when it came time for my infusion days I could have taken the route of sweatpants and a T-Shirt like many people do—not that there is anything wrong with that. But to me, these days weren’t just “infusion days”. These were very significant days in my life. So I wanted to look as happy as I truly felt. And if seeing my joyous looking outfit could bring smiles to other patients and nurses at the same time, then why not?

Now for the health part: We all know what you wear can have an impact on your physical comfort. But I feel like your outfit can also affect your emotional comfort. That’s why I say for your infusion days, find something to wear that makes you truly comfortable—in both your body and mind.

In my eyes, preparing myself for my LEMTRADA infusion started with putting together an outfit that, to me, carried a powerful message. Even though I might have faced challenges throughout my infusion days—I would keep a positive outlook. I would dress like each day was truly the best day of my life!

As you can imagine, I like to think outside the box when it comes to how I’m feeling—considering my emotions as well as my physical comfort. It’s a bit difficult to see in this picture, but my infusion ensemble with a bright orange tie matches my bright orange shoes. Now that’s commitment to fashion.

So I have to ask: What would you wear on the best day of your life? I’m always looking for some fashion inspiration!

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