Saturday, February 07, 2009

Day two on Steroids

Thankfully this time, for the first time, I'm only going to do three days of IV steroids instead of the normal 5. I couldn't blog yesterday. Between the vision problems and the steroids I had a whopper of a headache. It's better today, not by much, but better. Thanks for all the advice. Between being VERY careful about what I eat and taking Prilosec OTC I have had minimal heartburn. Of course, I'm not sleeping and the shakes started this morning as well as the irritability. (Sorry honey). While I'm wired, my energy level is non-existent. You'd think I'd be able to sleep. NADA. Tomorrow morning I take my last infusion. The home health nurse will be by first thing in the morning. Of course, she will be calling my MD prior to pulling the IV to make sure she doesn't want to add the two usual doses. My last go around with steroids was 6 months ago. Hopefully, I won't need another for longer than that. On a positive note,our new front door was hung today! Yippee. The cold weather prevented the stain and polyurethane from drying, so the project took over a week to get done. It was worth it though. It's a solid mahogany door, stained a reg mahogany color. It has a beveled glass insert. I love it. Sure changed the entire look of the house. Not only outdoor but indoors as well. Gave our living room a much more "formal" feel. I'll try to post a pic in the next day or two. Hope you all are doing well!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad you are having a better experience with the steroids this time around. As for sleep, think catnaps.

I hope you don't have to go the five days and are on the mend soon.