Post Edited (MMMNAVY) : 7/14/2008 3:20:04 PM (GMT-6)
I'm still coming to terms with the pain and fatigue. I have occasional abdominal discomfort, but most of my GI pain is at the rectum and anus. I still have problems from the incisions from my hemmie/skin tag surgery, and I'm beginning to think I always will. One day of d or even increased frequency can leave me with a lot of soreness, itchiness, and light bleeding. Now that I'm off the pred, my joints are giving me a lot more problems, too.
I think my problem has been that none of these problems are all that bad. Each one, individually, is something that I can tollerate and wouldn't have bothered checking out with a doctor in the past. It's the overwhelming mass of them that's wearing me out. Every move I make causes a small ache somewhere. Every trip to the bathroom leaves me itchy and uncomfortable. I wake up every morning not quite rested enough. I feel like I'm being ground down by all these little things. And yet, I feel like a whiner for allowing them to affect me. It may not be pleasant, but I'm still physically capable of doing things, so what's my problem, you know?