As you all know I have been taking steroids for my Sarcoidosis and boy oh boy what a mess! I hate those things with a passion. They totally mess up your system, make you mean as a coiled snake and all together play with your mind. I was getting very paranoid and weepy which is totally not me. I also have had weight gain, (don't need that) pimples, headaches, bruising all over and just general feeling of being anxious. I started almost 2 weeks ago to ween myself off of them and things are getting better. I don't know what this will do to the Sarcoidosis but there is not much worse than taking those evil drugs.
Tuesday a had a very sore spot in my arm from about the wrist to the elbow. I just ignored it and kept on working, but when I got home there was a red spot about an inch wide on top of where it hurt. By the time I got up on Wednesday the redness was all the way across my forearm. I was scheduled to have my port removed so I had the Dr look at it. He felt it was some kind of infection and was not sure if he should do the surgery or not. He called my oncologist and she came down to look at it. She felt it would be safe to do the surgery but had them give me a large dose of antibiotics before. She scheduled me to come in the next morning to see her and she was not happy with what she saw and sent me to have another IV of antibiotics done. I had a doppler ultra sound done and they did not see any blood clots so I am just on antibiotics for now. I have another appointment on monday for her to check it. Oh by the way the surgery to remove the port went fine, just a little soreness around the incision.
I guess my life was not meant to be boring in any way! I go from one disease to another without any time in between. I miss posting but have been very busy lately. I think the prayer time on Sunday is a good idea and I will be there.
I went to see a plastic surgeon about doing the tram flap and she said I have too much skin????? what the H*%* does that mean? I thought you needed lots of skin to do this. My husband wants me to see someone else he did not like her at all. we spent an hour explaining what I wanted and then she says this is what I would recomend....a lift and reduction on the good side and thats it. HELLO I went in telling her I wanted both of them GONE. I kept telling her this during the whole time I don't think she understood that I am afraid of the cancer coming back and that is why I want them gone. DUH. Anyway enough complaining I will find someone else who is more in tune with what I would like.
Post Edited (Brnadebt) : 8/18/2006 1:16:55 PM (GMT-6)