What a 5 days! It felt like forever! Each day, the closer to completion I got, the slower time felt. It didn’t help that a couple of the nurses had a bit of trouble placing the line… several times… resulting in multiple pokes and bubbles of burning Solu-Medrol under my skin. So much fun! I don’t plan on ever going back there again. First of all, it was ran out of a 2 bedroom house converted into a medical building. Lots of businesses do that in Redlands, CA but still, it was kind of weird at first. Then I just don’t have any desire to put my veins through that pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey-game again. Never even had that issue with medical students! But I am done. I was supposed to start a Prednisone taper today but guess what? My doctor never ordered the Prednisone despite my nagging calls! Oh well.
Solu-medrol has not affected me like this in years. I feel terrible. Especially because of the sleep issues. Night one I fell asleep at 8:00pm but woke up wide awake at 2:00am and just lied there till about 6 or so. I should note that I was mentally fatigued but physically awake which is the opposite of what I usually am. The next night I took a little more to help me fall and STAY asleep; clocked in about 14 hours of sleep! Oh, reminds me of high school haha.
This relapse is just wiping me out. It’s been a while since I felt like one hit me so hard. I saw my neurologist the other day and he agreed. I start a 5-day course of Solu-medrol (IV steroids) tomorrow and that will be followed by a Prednisone (oral steroid) taper. Before my infusion tomorrow I actually have an MRI to see where things are at… I don’t feel any different than I did right before I did Lemtrada so I am not sure what to expect… not sure what the next step in my treatment will be. All I know is I am once again changing my diet. Once I feel like I am not relapsing I am really going to push the exercise thing. I need to make my health my life, as in, be super pro-active, something I wish I had maintained since first being diagnosed. I just want to feel like I have some sort of control over my life again, my body. I’m sick of being tired and tired of being sick. Well, that is it for today, I am so tired, fatigued, weak, and I just can’t see. I will try to post more details tomorrow if I am up for it but for now I need to keep resting.
The other day I explained how I had been going through a pretty rough patch. I just focused on my depression in thar post, something I have always (for the most part) kept to myself until recently. Obviously, I have expressed that I was feeling depressed in the past, but to me, that was all situational. This time I was talking about something that is just part of my awesome brain (catch the sarcasm?). Well as I said in that post, I finally seem to have a hold of it (as of now) but what I did not really talk about is how my Multiple Sclerosis has just been out of control, in fact, I would say it’s pretty obvious that I am in the middle of a relapse as I type.