Saturday, October 10, 2009

Steroids Dose two

Fortunately, for this dose it only took a home health nurse one stick to get the IV in.  But what is stick it was!  It's flushed well each time I flushed it so it should be good to infuse with in a few hours.  I hope.  It's now 1:47 AM hereand the steroids have me completely overstimulated.  No sleep for the weary.  At least I only have one dose left to go and then I'm done with this series.  I anticipate no sleep again tomorrow night, but it should improve each night after that.

One of the side effects is being completely unable to sit still for long, which has made running my programs a bit more challenging.  Fortunately, the doctor also has some programs for high issues.  So he faxed them over to me from Texas yesterday. Between my back, eye, and MS programs,  I'm now runningtwo programs every three hours.  At 40 minutes , a program it'sa long time for somebody overstimulated on steroids to have to sit still.  Then I turn around and do it again three hours after the last program has finished running.

 As I said on previous posts.  I've gotten to the point with steroids and exacerbations that the only thing I'll do steroids for any more is when my eyes are affected.  Steroids are just too hard for me personally to do it for any other reason.  Especially IV steroids.

 As my last dose is mere hours away  I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel, this round.  I follow-up with both my neurologist and ophthalmologist next Wednesday.  I just pray the ophthalmologist sees an improvement in the optic neuritis.


JC said...

I've done two sets of iv steroids .. I know all too well what they do.

My first one was for five days and then 20 with pills. My second was just for three days.

I swore I wouldn't ever do them again ...

Thinking of you ...

Herrad said...

Hi Kimberly,
Hope that there is a big improvement in your eyes and the opthamlist sees it on Wednesday.
Thinking of you.
Have a good weekend.