Saturday, June 13, 2009

Prednisone Time

I got a call back from Hopkins yesterday. Of course the timing was just was just as I was putting and IV in on a patient. I told them what was going on and I suggested a course of Prednisone now please! My nurse said it sounds like a chemical inhalation thing since again they sprayed our neighborhood for pesticides. It's definitely made me so very inflamed and now voiceless. No fun at all. They agreed to do a course of tapering Prednisone for me. YAY! I'm so happy that the inflammation will go away soon and I'll be able to breath deep again with no wheezing. Luckily *knocks on wood* I don't get awful side effects of Prednisone like some experience. My main thing is hunger, and I eat like a cow now anyway. Add Prednisone to the equation and I'm eating like food is going out of style. I'm on 40mg for 3 days, 30mg for 3 days, 20mg for 2 days, down to 10mg. I feel the difference already thankfully! I'm hesitant to go back outside and run though which is a bummer. I think I'll be utilizing the Eliptical this weekend.

Last night we ended up going out with some of our close friends, and friends we hadn't seen in a long time. It ended being such a fun great time. We all met up at a local bar around here and just hung out and caught up, good times and lots of fun.

This morning I met up with my best friend for some coffee at Starbucks. Yummy. It's a beautiful day here for sure...well minus the humidity that is :/ Tonight we're going to a cookout at my cousins house and I'm really looking forward to that. I get to see my niece Ally/Goddaughter :) She's already 2 months old and changing by the second. Here's to a great start of the weekend and breathing better!