Saturday, June 26, 2010

Face, Meet Wall

I've been trying to taper the Pulmicort with the goal of discontinuing it asap. The taper is not going well.

I am napping a lot. Having a hard time with energy. Weak. Dizzy. Loss of appetite. Deja vu meets Etc...

The plan is to retreat back to a higher dose for a few days and maybe try again after the 4th. Our houseguest arrives tomorrow, my birthday is next week and there's a lot going on. I need energy.

On the super good news front, I've stopped bleeding! After something like 3.5 months, it has finally stopped. Sooooooo happy.

More good news. I think? The mole biopsies came back atypical so no cancer, but I've been promoted to twice yearly stripping for doctors. I should get a portable stripper pole to bring with me to appointments.

I haven't decided yet if I'm going to comply with the suggested schedule. I'm sort of meh on doctors to begin with. Add mandatory nudity, itchy stitches, and ...yeah, not much incentive there. Also, I'm kind of booked medically anyway. Take a number, get in line docs, I'll get to you as soon as I can.

Plus, I don't have much faith that they'll catch any cancer early. I have hundreds of moles. Dozens upon dozens that are larger than a pencil eraser with irregular borders and dark spots. It's impossible to keep track of them all.

We'll see, but at least the biopsied moles weren't cancerous. The cancer status of the ones left on my body remains in question.

2 comments:

  1. About the moles, have them photograph them all, with a tape measure or ruler in the photo to show size, then compare the photos to your skin each 6 months.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yeah, I agree. I don't know why they haven't used a ruler yet.

    I don't know. My moles are kind of overwhelming. I have moles on my soles and on my lips, places that are supposed to be moley. Too much to worry about it, I just go with the mole flow.

    M

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for your comment. I read all comments and do my best to respond to questions, usually in a new post.

If you have adrenal issues and want to connect with other patients the following message boards are wonderful resources:

http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/adrenal-insufficiency-discussions/general-support

http://www.addisonssupport.com/