So I feel a little less Hulk, but a little more like I can’t focus as well. I’m not sure if it’s just me, or if I am not handling the prednisone well. I know that it can cause mood swings, but lowered attention span? Maybe.
The prednisone really has helped get my swelling down. I guess I never realized how swollen my whole body was all the time until I started taking it. My fingers look like my grandma’s (she has really thin hands). Oh, and all of my clothes are either fitting better or falling off me… which is both great and slightly annoying, haha. It’s helped lessen my asthma and psoriasis too, which is so great because both were really getting out of control.
I have a rheumy appointment on the 30th. I’m thinking of asking to stay on the steroids, or try another kind maybe. Everything about it is so good for me. Again, I just need to figure out the focusing thing, which I’m sure he can help with. I’m excited for my appointment, because it’s a new rheumy at a new place. I think I tend to communicate better with men too, so that’ll help. I usually get along better with guys, and there isn’t as much of an awkward judging feeling as there is with women.
Last night, my boyfriend and I went to a basketball game in Milwaukee. I was kind of pensive about the whole thing, because I knew I was going to need to take more plaquenil in the middle of the game. But it all worked out great, because I got to be the go-and-get-food-and-soda person. It worked out better than I thought it would, and we had seats with a good amount of leg space, which was helpful for me and the tall guy with me.
I’m looking forward to hopefully more time to get homework done, and to enjoy the mild fall/winter that it looks like we’ll have up here. Damn global warming for ruining the earth, but less cold also means less arthritis symptoms for me usually… Oh, the conflict!