the pred sounds about right. i went up to 40 once but that was too much for my little psyche....
the peppermint tea is wonderful. it may be pacebo effect, but i really think that it is soothing. get the kind without caffiene- celestial seasonings has a great one, and use a little honey in it if anyting.
i am a little better- the pain is manageable and the fatigue is better. i don't get to have my shot until tuesday. yes- cream of rice is right next to cream of wheat. i cheat and put brown sugar on in, but honey should work just as well. it also is nice as it is cold here.
thanks for your support- i hope that you are feeling better soon as well. here's to 2009- may it be a better year