Tuesday, July 1, 2008
All I can say is watch out for poison ivy!!! This is my "relief" after a high dose shot of Solu-Medrol at the doctors office and one 15mg dose of Prednisone. It actually looks better than it did about 8 hours ago, so there is hope in sight.
It was an eventful visit to the doctor. What was meant to be a regular appointment turned into nearly 2 1/2 hours. For some strange reason I nearly fainted about 5 minutes after my shot. My injection site started throbbing like someone had just punched me really hard (my poor butt!) and my face was itching like CRAZY! I think it was a combination of those two things and a stressful weekend that my body just couldn't compensate. They initially thought I was having a reaction to the Solu-Medrol, but after the doctor checked me out to make sure I was okay he said he had given me a "jump-start" dose and thinks maybe it was a little shock to my system. (Side note: He is such a sweet and genuine man. He put a cool cloth on my head, brought me something to drink, came in repeatedly to check on me... I feel so lucky to have such a fantastic family doc!) And bless my mother-in-law for watching the kids in the waiting room for me. I'm sure that's not how she wanted to spend her afternoon, but she never complained. And she invited us over for dinner!
Then off to Kroger to fill my prescription and I just had to start laughing about the way people would just stop and stare at me- especially men. It must be that whole blood, guts and gore attraction. I mean, I understand... I looked pretty horrific! I'm looking forward to getting back to my ordinary self! So now I am consoling myself with some cheesecake leftover from last night's fabulous girls night out at the Cheesecake Factory! MMM!!!
Posted by Marisa at 11:15 PM