25 February 2009

Two weeks and counting

I've been off the 'roids for almost two weeks. I've worked out a couple times since then. Would have worked out more, but as usual, my back decided to remind me that I still have to deal with it every now and again. It didn't totally go out. Just felt like somebody punched me in the back.

I figured I must really have MS because after the first time I worked out, I wasn't exhausted, but I did fall asleep watching TV. Closed my eyes and all of a sudden it was an hour later. The rest of the symptoms . . . while not as good as when I was on steroids, it's manageable and I can deal with it.

More to come later.

15 February 2009

Remember, Remember

Been off the steroids for three days. So far . . . okay. Not 100% nor will ever be but I'm living with it. On my left hand, the tips of my little and ring finger get a little tingly and my right hand while not as bad as it was still has the swollen feeling, but so far hit hasn't gotten stiff like before. Legs and everything are better than they were and are actually manageable. I'm walking faster, my balance is better. I actually wore shoes that weren't running shoes. Although, long socks was still like sliding on razor blades and after a while, the shoes were like walking on hot glass shards.

Steroids do wonders but 25 days on limited sleep and super appetite leave a lot to be desired. Thursday was the last tablet. Friday night I didn't crash, Saturday on the other hand . . . I think I was asleep longer than I was awake. It took me 12 hours to do 3 loads of laundry. Two naps that went over two hours plus a decent nights sleep and then going to bed early.

All in all, I feel better than have since September. The sad part is that I guess this is probably as good as it's ever going to get. People say do be so pessimistic, but I'm just being pragmatic. You can't change the damage that's already been.