We returned home yesterday from the holidays. It was wonderful to be back home and even better to actually feel well enough to enjoy it. As the week progressed and the weekend came, the pouch was working better and the bleeding was lessening by the day. I was able to enjoy those FANTASTIC sugar thrills and not pay the terrible price I was a few weeks ago. Ironically, it was Christmas day that I tried using the hydrocortisone while being mobile rather than prone: This made a major difference in the feeling of the cuff of the pouch and the bleeding. This could be just a function of two weeks of meds or direct application or a gift from Santa: I'm not going to pick, but I will say I'm thankful for it. We're still a ways away from 100%, but were heading in the right direction and that's a good direction to be in.
While still on the steroids, I'm starting to swell like a tick. I've picked up my wife's pregnancy cankles and my jowls extend well past my skinny forehead. I've been trying to gain weight for nine months, and now have accomplished that at a pretty good pace. I can't say I didn't get what I asked for, I guess I was thinking of it in a different way! I'm not nearly as cold as I was a few weeks ago: I haven't had this much padding in about 7 years.
There is still one week until the followup, so patience is prevailing. I know that I won't get much for answers next week: The truth will be told once the medication has rid my system and we try to survive on our own. Until then, step by step and slow but sure. To a happy and a healthy new year... !
5 years ago