I'm finally off pred! Yea! I've been on it pretty much for about
4 years. I have some permanent side effects from it too. BUT now I'm done. I was on 5 mg for the last 2 days (slow taper remember) and I forgot to take it this a.m. and I couldn't even tell. So I;m not going to take it any more. All done.
Don't worry all those of you out there who want to lecture me about
, I'll be fine. I'll be glad to have my mustache stop growing and for my acne to go away and for this fat face, butt, and belly to go far far away!
I went to see the surgeon today for a follow up (for the 2nd surgery, not the original). He a terrific surgeon! I asked about
the pain I'm still having. He thinks it muscular. And it's just taking a longer time for me to heal completely b/c of the pred. and all the trauma and inf. that went on. (He still tells me how BAD the inf. was-OK I get it. I'm lucky to be alive....really scary to think about
) He said he can't tell me when the pain will all go away, but it will. GOOD.
I don't remember who it was, but someone recommended try the SURE SEAL RINGS. They said they loved to use them in the shower and they were hooked on them. So, I ordered some (Edgepark couldn't send me samples of them). But I don't really know how they are supposed to work. What purpose do they serve? I thought they'd protect things from the shower, but the center is an
Does anyone know what I'm supposed to use these for? B/c now I have a bunch of them LOL
What do y'all think of this:
I work at a small animal clinic. There are only 9 employees. 8 F and 1 M. When I started working there in 2001, I was a completely healthy girl. in 2002 I was dx with u/c. Shortly b4 I started another girl was dx with a blood clotting disorder (she had multiple miscarrages and a still birth b4 diagnoses) She ended up having a hysterectomy and getting another clot and almost dying. Another girl there then developed IBD-not u/c or crohns...yet. Then another girl was dx with a clotting disorder too. (she also had a still birth b4 diagnoses). Then the first girl (not me) was dx with crohns last fall (poor thing). THEN the guy was dx with diverticulitis. THEN I got a blood clot! WHAT'S THE DEAL! Do you think we're just a bunch of unlucky saps who happen to be drawn to each other? Or have we entered the twilight zone of work places??? My hubby thinks I should quit. There are 2 women who've worked there for 15+ years without probs. That's what I keep telling myself. I love my job. I'd hate to leave b/c of superstition. But it just keeps getting stranger. And weird stuff happens there often. Not always bad! But very suspicious.
And one last warning:
I'm a horrible speller. I'm pretty good at grammar and punctuation, but I can't spell worth a darn. Every time I post, I have to go back and correct my spelling so I don't look stupid, and it takes me forever sometimes to post. (Especially when it's long like this) But not anymore!! I'm letting it all hang out! I don't care anymore about
spelling or punctuation. So BEWARE of my mistakes. It may hurt yoour eyes.
p.s. I know this is all over the place. My brain works like this all the tiem. That's why I'm so interesting and entertaining.
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 1/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
pred. taper, coumadin, carafate, prenatal vit., and pain meds
(ileostomy temporary....not so sure?)
"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."
Post Edited (Chasblah) : 2/17/2009 10:01:03 PM (GMT-7)