BTW I need to start looking in to cost cutting measures for the Enbrel. I haven’t started looking so if you have any leads please do share.
Ahhhhhh, life after prednisone is much sweeter. It’s now been 2 full months since I’ve been off the evil voodoo product. I am so happy to report that my face looks normal again, my double chins are gone – back to one again, and my pant sizes are starting to go down instead of up. The biggest difference I’ve noticed is that my fat seems to be moving back to the places it once belonged. This is such a relief as I thought I would permanently have the waist of a pregnant woman at 9-months. Jax said he’s also noticed a similar event happening. I admit I wanted to be upset for his comment, but when I realized there was nothing wrong about what he said I had to admit I was pleased he thought so. It’s so funny how the brain works.
I think the real trick was when I started drinking tons of water. I hate plain water. I’m not sure why – but I’ve never liked it. If it’s hot then I can do it…but not basic plain water. So I’ve been drinking crystal light packets with tons of water. After two weeks of solid devoted water drinking – it’s the first time I’ve really noticed any change. I also temporarily switched to hot tea instead of my usual 5 cups of coffee. I should mention that Ive been on a diet for 4 months now, but the water is the latest addition. I still can’t exercise often so I’m just happy to see something change. This has the immediate effect of altering my physical self-loathing. It’s odd – I don’t doubt myself in any other areas beyond deeply personal and health/appearance.
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