I *love* 40! It's funny, as I drive around town I notice the differences. I guess it's what happens at the mile-markers b-days. Though I had fun earlier in life, I am pleased to be just where I am! I have *no* desire to be 29 forever! I did joke that perhaps 39 and holding would be ok. ;-)
BTW, I also figured out yesterday that, on top of the moods from the methylpred withdrawal, I just started a cold. Trivial cold, but it hit my already lower than low exhaustion. I guess that helps explain why I cried half of Friday! Still hanging in there on withdrawals... I hate steroids. (Don't we all!)
Thanks for all the birthday wishes!
--40 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05, 1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
--rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone
--stuck on methylprednisolone, tried Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--started Tysabri 3/21/08
--single mom to 10-year-old girl