So another update on how my treatment is going.. I’m feeling really good tonight. In all aspects: physically, emotionally, and mentally. I actually feel great. My mom took my IV out tonight and I’m FREEEE! 😀
The prednisone did its job like it always does. Now I just have to keep up with my dose on oral meds. Kind of sucks though because I just started getting moon face; if you’ve ever taken prednisone you’ll know EXACTLY what I’m talking about. That’s the only frustrating part, but hey I’d take feeling better right now over anything! And something interesting, I have a herniated disk in my back which I’ve mentioned before if you’re a returning reader, but being on such a high dose of prednisone via IV has actually helped my pain. I’m planning on getting my butt back in the gym tomorrow! I’m so excited! Bought some hot new pink leggings just for the occasion 🙂
Feeling better has really brought some zest back into my life. Even though it’s only been a couple days of feeling good you really learn to appreciate these times the most. With this unpredictable disease we have constant sudden ups and down. Never take one of those days of feeling good for granted. I know I don’t. I get up in the morning, look in the mirror, and can see myself glow at the start of a good day. I’m not a depressed person and never have been. Yeah we go through bouts of depressing times but you need to learn to cope with it. Life gives you lemons, squeeze those suckers and make some lemonade. Climb to the top of that mountain and overcome it. It will get better.
I talked to the doctor that is running the fecal transplant trial in Boston the other day and he told me I am most likely going to be entered into the study because it looks like I will qualify! I have high hopes that this could help me in the long run. It will be a rough month of several trips and testing done in Boston (2 hours away from my home) but hopefully it’ll be worth it. You get to the point you will do anything to have a couple weeks or months of feeling good.
My head right now is in a really good place. I haven’t looked at myself in a while and thought “I look good” because I felt so sick. I’m finally getting my confidence up again and putting that big smile back on my face! Despite the IV I had stuck in my arm, I went out Saturday night with my girlfriends and had a blast dancing for a lot of the night. I haven’t had that much energy in a while. Yes, it didn’t last long but to even be able to go out and do that is amazing for me!
Took my trazadone tonight so I’m dozing off, just wanted to update you and tell all you Crohnies out there keep on smiling! 🙂