Sunday, March 9, 2014

I Need One of These

Guys. Only three more weeks of this crazy prednisone-induced wackiness for me before I can taper my dose. I'm blaming my recent ditziness on the pred; that's my story and I'm sticking to it anyway...I know that I've wah-wah-wah-ed about my prednisone battles repeatedly, but I can't help myself. It's so strange to feel wired and tired simultaneously.

On a positive note, I am happy to report that SO FAR I've managed to keep myself from indulging the sugar/fat/wheat cravings by drinking unsweetened fruit smoothies. I make no promises as to how long this will last. It really helps that Terese gave up desserts for Lent, however. Once she decides to have pie or ice cream or both, I'm a goner. I'm pathetic that way.

Another nice development is the pred has started to diminish my lupus rash considerably. Which will come in very handy once I am cleared to go back to my aqua yoga class and not have large red splotches all over my back and chest and arms. I look weirdo enough in a swimming suit even without the rash. Blotches don't help matters.

I came across an item that may be of some use during the next few weeks. I think it may also come in handy when plain old garden variety brain fog sets in. An emergency inflatable brain!

Oooo. Ahhhh. You can buy your very own brain in a tin here.

Hm. One may not be enough considering my circumstances. I think I'll order a whole case.


annie said...

You're just too funny, Julia. At least the prednisone is helping twofold. Carb and sugar cravings are so hard to resist, and once you cheat it's so easy to keep eating carbs and sugar. Hang in there, I know where you're coming from.

Amy Junod said...

Love it!
A couple of weeks ago I went to my Rheumy crying for something, ANYTHING to help. I had been in overlapping flares for months. Just no relief.
I had been afraid to go the prednisone route because I remembered the trouble my brother had taking it.
This time I said yes to it.
It's helped a great deal. I understand the zing you are talking about though. I have a low, low, low tolerance level for things that I would otherwise have patience for. I guess that's the roids?
I haven't noticed any carb cravings but I'm thirsty all the time.
Wishing you wellness!

ShEiLa said...

I love the extra brain!!! Went to your link then thought I would check Amazon... Cause I love Amazon. They have them and I ordered one. I have two sons that work the nightshift and Teddy will find this hilarious!!!!! Thanks a bunch Miss Julia!!!!!

mcspires said...

I this this is so funny! I too, could sure use a few spares. One for my purse, one for the car, one for the office,.....and so on!