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The best thing that happened this month was…May has been the very first Healthy Month of 2012! I have not even had a cold, or allergies, which is amazing. Even though I've kind of accepted that "borderline sick" is pretty much my new normal, I've been really good, and aside from my actual clinic appointment, I haven't had to take any days off work for illness. :)
I went to the clinic today and saw a specialist I hadn't seen before, because Dr. M. was at a conference. Dr. R. was really nice though, and introduced himself with "Hi, I don't think we've met before, I'm the good-looking older one". :P He said that all my blood tests results look really good, and that my kidney function, while still pretty bad, was not any worse (creatinine was 195, which is a whole lot better than 231, which is what it was after THIS incident!).
Overall, this means the goal we set at the start of this year to "beat the crap out of it" seems to be working! :)
|Yes, I'm one of those people who takes a huge list of questions to appointments with her! BTW, yes, I know I misspelled "occasional"! FAIL.|
Other pretty cool things..
- Starting tomorrow, my Prednisone dosage has been reduced from 40mg to 30mg. Then, in a month to 20mg, then 15mg a month after that. I then go back to the clinic in 3 months to see what effect this dosage reduction has had. I hear that most people don't see a marked improvement in side effects until they get to 10mg or below, but considering I started on SIXTY milligrams at the beginning of February, I am pleased to be getting to taper off.
- Not health-related, but I met a very cool new person this month, and they are proving to be a pretty good distraction. ;-)
The worst thing that happened this month was…Meh. The usual. The weight gain. I am now 78kg (172lbs) which, on a 5'5" person, is a BIG change from being 70kgs (154bs) pre-treatment, but hopefully I won't gain too much more weight, and will be able to look at getting rid of at least some of it before the end of the year, which would be awesome! It is very frustrating to eat healthily and exercise daily and still be gaining weight.
Other not very good things…
Something unexpected that happened this month…
Strangely, not being sick was kind of unexpected! As I said before, that borderline feeling of "Am I coming down with something...?" is pretty typical of how I am most of the time lately, but so far so good, nothing has actually happened to me!
Other unexpected things…
The craziest thing my body has done this month…My leg hair has virtually stopped growing. Before all these drugs, I would shave in the morning and feel prickly again the next day, or even that night. Now, I can easily go a week and a bit without shaving. It is completely bizarre, and even more so because hair everywhere else is growing as normal...? I know. I don't understand it either. o.O
Other crazy things that have happened to me…
- Nothing that I can think of, really! :P
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