I went to the doctor yesterday because I have been flaring for the past three weeks. Due to the severity of my condition he decided to put me back on prednisone(steroids). I can't say I was surprised, but definitely frustrated! Prednisone is the only medication at this point that actually keeps my body in remission, but the side effects are terrible! Just look at the picture to the left! Do you see my chipmunk face?! That picture was taken exactly a year ago. I went from 105 lbs to 133 lbs (I was 133 lbs in that pic) while on the 'roids. At 5' 1.5'' 133 lbs isn't exactly flattering! Oh well, I'm used to the weight fluctuation. I just wish we could actually find a medication that works without me having to go back on the 'roids.
Last night was pretty brutal. Between 7pm last night and 8am this morning I had between 15-20 episodes. I lost count after ten or so. Continuously waking up in the middle of the night to have episode after episode definitely ruined my night and my Saturday plans! It was, by far, the worst night I've ever had with this disease. The good news is, at least I am now on the 'roids, so I should be in remission soon!
Today the weather was absolutely perfect, capping out around 64 degrees. I am not happy to be cooped up in the house today! The women and men of TriPower raced today and I KNOW did well! There is nothing sweeter than winter training paying off! It makes all the long cold training days worth it! I would have been out there cheering my teammates on if I was not a slave to the pot.
I am a little frustrated at this point but trust that things will get better soon, they always do. I haven't built my GYGIG fundraising page yet, but will post it on my blog as soon as I do. =)