Tuesday, May 01, 2007
My inner control freak is going crazy.
No sooner did I start Imuran and everywhere I turn, folks are getting sick - more specifically my girl is sick, coughing and sneezing, and she feels clingy. I don't know just how immunosuppressed I am these days; I mean do a few of the good guy fighters work, or are they all on a strike? How sick could I get?
Can I work with the 2s in the church nursery with my scary mask on? I could decorate it with the little baby Jesus stickers...
How about at school? Would Lexi claim me it I bling it up with some rhinestones?
(Think of the money I will save on lipstick.)
I am determined to make masks the new spring accessory. Just think SARS - it could be hot.
We came to some conclusions at last week's appointment: to continue with the Prednisone (hello carrot sticks) and to start Imuran. The hope is that it will suppress my immune system and the inflammation will decrease. The up side: less neuralgia, more function, less arthritis and muscle pain - even my eyes could feel better. The down side: nausea, fatigue and a propensity for catching crap.
We are hoping that the more aggressive treatment will halt the progression of the disease, the small-fiber neuropathy.
Sounds good to me.
Now, please cover your mouth when you cough before I go all Hughes on you.
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