Here is an example of one common steroid, what it is, and what it does. I could not even believe how good I felt on them. I knew it was bad for me but not why. I hope it helps. If you were taking a different one look it up there. It's a great site to look up anything.
It was pretty cold here today at a mere 40, but sunny and bright. We were home form the dentist and running errands by 1:30. I was not doing well on the way home and probably should have made the DW drive. My energy crashed and I didn't feel aware enough to be at the wheel. I have had this before, but not in some time. Once home I rested in my chair for a bit then I was a little better.
We planned to walk today. I had sat most of the day although we walked a little here and there. I went outside to move the Jeep and my trailer. I came in and my knee was grinding more than normal and painful. No walk today. I know I need to move, when it hurts I won't. If something is sore, no biggie, but painful, no. I hope I can trial the next step soon. If it's does not work I will have to save for an MRI and see what's going on in there. It's a good thing I am naturally slim.
Things are good otherwise. The DW voiced that she wishes she could relax all weekend like I do. She does get that it is heeling time for me to make it through the work week. I do help, She does have the brunt on the weekends so I do feel bad. During the week the boys and I take care of everything. We all do our share in the end.
I hope you are all in a low to no pain state today. Don't forget to pace and have a wonderful day! Take care everyone.
Good evening everyone. The my work week is over a day early and that's definitely ok with me. It was a pretty tough week. Today ended the week well, but from the projects I helped on I am behind on what I hoped to get done. That's the way it goes sometimes.
Tomorrow we have to bring the youngest to get sealants on his teeth. My oldest needed these as well, but neither one has had a single cavity yet. It must have helped. We have little lese to attend to so it should be a good, relaxing day.
It seems to be my calling to lend an ear to those in need. My boss looked awful this morning so I sat in his office knowing he would let it out, also knowing that once he did he would be better. He was. It feels good to help even if in such a small way. I don't care who it is, it pains me to see someone suffer.
Good evening everyone. it was sunny by the time work was out and 56. This is warm for us at the end of March. Last year we still had snow. We drove through the Twin Cities in a snow storm Aril 4th.
Work was ok today. I am excited to be done a day early. A three day weekend always does me good. We have to run the youngest to the dentist and do a few errands. We are doing Easter here at home though, nice and calm.
I managed to get out and get a little sun today. I still can't walk very far, but we did go to the beach to hunt for agates. There were too many people doing the same though, so it was short.
I hope you all have a good night. Take care everyone.
Good evening everyone. It's pretty cold and cloudy here today, not a bad day to work I suppose. It was quiet for a Monday and that's ok with me. I was able to do my own planned work and organize things more.
I haven't heard back from the RH yet, waiting to have them check blood work and test results. I am not sure if they test those in house or farm it out. I'm anxious to get going and hopefully feel better than I have.
Mimi, glad you had a much needed quiet weekend.
Nancy, it is getting very hard to do 5 days. I was just thinking about this today. When I did shift I had a rough 4 days, but 4 to rest as well. Now the shifts are easier and I sleep better, but I don't feel I have enough days to recover each week. To get through each day I try to keep my brain busy. The moment it's free I focus on how I feel, then I'm in trouble.
Good morning everyone. It's cool and dreary here this am. We have cool damp weather in store all week long. It looks like a painful week ahead. Here's hoping I'm wrong.
My last night of shift coverage was stellar. I think the karma between the mill and I is very good. Things were very quiet and I worked on my projects all night at my own pace. Half of it was ot so that was a nice perk. I am the top seniority person doing coverage and they hired another millwright, I should be free of it for good. 20 years of shift work was enough for me, I like days much better.
I was home at 7am and slept until 1pm yesterday. We had a fundraiser for the DW's employer. It is a daycare with schooling. A lot of local professionals bring their kids their. We were bumping elbows with lawyers, doctors, bankers, and the like. It was a great event and everyone there was nice to talk to. Afterwards we had to run to Wallmart, but we were home by 11.
Today should be nice. We are making breakfast shortly and going to a movie with the boys, then a late lunch.
Hopefully I will get results form blood work Monday and be able to try Sulfasalazine for my joints. It has been brutal for too long. My tendons are not so good either. We will see how it goes and keep you posted. I was looking at my health record online and my last visit the Dr. noted osteoarthritis, joint hypermobility, and inflammatory arthritis all in addition to my myalgia. She was not my regular RH. When I crouched to show her how loud my knees grind she cringed and quickly stopped me. . In the words of Nan, crap! As I told the DW, I will do what I can do as long as I can do it, that's it.
Things are pretty good today, it's my day of rest to prep for the next round. I hope you all have a wonderful day. Take care everyone.
Good morning everyone. It's sunny and cold here today. It's nice enough to be out though. After my blood work at 9 I went to the make to pick agates. Early in the spring is the best time. The lake was stirred up all winter and revealing more treasures. I found quite a few in about ten minutes.
I have a few small chores to do and a nap to catch later to prep for working nights tonight. I don't like how tough they are on me but the environment is nice. I cant wait to be done with my term.
I got up early to have coffee with the DW. The boys are off on Fridays so they are here to keep me company. I will probably take them to the beach later to go picking some more.
I hope they didn't cause permanent nerve damage Mimi. Did they say how this could happen? Prednisone made me feel 10 years younger. I had no negative effects from it. It is bad for us to take for long terms, but I personally felt amazing.
Good evening everyone. It was another cooler day here but a warm up is on the way for us. It was just 31 on the way home from work at 4:30. It was our maintenance day at the mill so we stay until we are running rather than 2:30. Two hours over is not too bad. I work tomorrow night 7-7, but it is my last day of covering shift for the year, possibly for good. If they hire another millwright I am free of the duty.
I missed my window to do labs today, so I will do them tomorrow. The good thing is that in our small town clinic they are never busy. We can pretty much go in when we want. The DMV is the same way. This small town guy never experienced a line there before.
I am doing a little better today. I can't seem to work on my knees much and fatigue is still pretty heavy, but better than yesterday. I feel I am doing whatever I can with my "tools" and I always look for more. We are our best and most important health advocates.
Mimi, I have been taking joint supplements for about 7 or 8 weeks now. I have not noticed any change but I hope I will soon. I'm just at the breaking point and can't wait any longer. I will continue to take the glucosamine chondroitin MSM complex though. It can't hurt.
I do hope you all have a good evening. Take care everyone.View Thread
Good evening everyone. It's cold and wet here, the same as when I woke this am. I thought the last clipper got me good, this one was far worse. At work I was well distracted and got through the day.
The fatigue today was worse than the pain. I need to figure that one out and try to deal with it better. Once home I just laid on the floor for a bit. I didn't want to lay on the couch in my work clothes. I stretched and got up a few minutes later and planted in a chair. I didn't get up from that for an hr.
I did call my RH's office. They sent my info to the local clinic, but never told me. They will check liver and kidney function before I try Sulfasalazine. I have to go do that tomorrow after work.
My uncle called so I thought something was wrong. I hadn't heard from him in a long time. It turns out he just wanted to catch up. It was nice to talk to him and I made sure I told him. That side of the family is not as close after my grandmother passed.
Life is good. I'm in a spot but will get through it like I always do. Thanks in part to this good group here and all of the support you provide. Thanks.
Mimi, I hope you feel better asap.
Linda R, I hope you enjoyed the nice day there.
Lou, that's a crazy story. I hope they figure out what happened.
Good evening everyone. It's nice and sunny here and a little warmer than yesterday at 42. I will take it. We have a storm on the way but the worst is supposed to be north and south of us.
The impending storm is killing me today. I hate to gripe, but good lord. It would have been a good day to stay in bed. I woke very sore and fatigued. I thought I had slept well but was showing no signs of that. I was somehow able to focus at work and push through the day.
I am waiting to hear back from my RH. I inquired about Sulfasalazine. This requires a urine and blood test every six months I believe. She suggested if my joints worsened I should try this next. I'm a little apprehensive.I rather not do anything but that is not going to keep me working. It's frustrating. I feel like I haven't done anything at all, yet I take three meds plus Aleve already.
On a good note, I an home, dinner was set up by the DW in the slow cooker, and we are all otherwise very good today. Things could always be worse.
Mimi, we just did the boy's room the other day. It is not my favorite for sure but the end results always make me feel better. They keep it clean, but ours and their standards are not the same. Try not to do too much at once!
Mel, I hope you feel better. 70's sound nice. I should get that here in May or June lol.
To all, have a wonderful night. Take care everyone.