Dagger - good advice about
the Wednesday thing. I will do that if I can. Also the warnings about
the tiredness. I've got four weeks booked off right now, with some wiggle room. Hopefully that will be enough. I hadn't planned on being so tired... just out of it from meds.
pim - thanks for your reply. Glad to hear you're doing so well. I've actually been a little worried about
the seatbelt because I do a lot of driving. Good to know that's not my imagination running away with me.
Aimee - I will report back here and let you know everything, hopefully a lot sooner than later. I'm sorry to hear about
your flare. You know what took me out of my flare? The antibiotics for the fistula. I was days from going on Humira, because nothing else was working (steroids, 6mp) and the antibiotics for the fistula (Bactrim, then Flagyl) pretty much destroyed the flare to the point where I went from lots and lots of pain every day, to hardly any pain at all. The relief was almost immediate. Fairly miraculous if you ask me. Everyone is different, but if nothing else is working for you, see if you can try some antibiotics. I had lost all hope of ever getting out of that flare. It was devastating, and by far the worst of my life. Thanks for the well wishes... I'll let you know how it goes, hopefully from the hospital!
Thanks everyone for the details and advice. I'm shaking here now thinking about
Friday. Back to doing something else and forgetting about
it. Your help is much appreciated!!!P.S. to Aimee
- Check this thread out in another place. So many detailed experiences. It helped me prepare for this thing A LOT. tinyurl.com/yzam6cp
20 mg Prednisone, 3000 mg Pentasa, 75 mg 6MP, Bactrim, Flagyl, Fosamax, Prilosec... probiotics......
DX May 2004
34 YO M