Monday, April 4, 2011

Stupidity and Danger, Except Boring

I have tapered down to 10mg of Hydrocortisone. This is a change from 3 to 2 1/2 to just 2 pills.

This could be a bad move.

But if I don't have to cut pills, I would prefer not to.

Yes, my reasoning really is that stupid. Hey, nothing ventured nothing gained.

Needless to say I am really tired.

And pushing myself.

Friday I took the toddler to the bank, post office, a chaotic playdate, out to lunch and shopping for PJs. On the upside I'm tapering and still able to do all this, which is amazing. (Plus the toddler was super charming all day long and we had a great day together.) On the downside, I was so effing tired the fatigue actually started to hurt.

A nap gave me a second wind so I up dosed for a workout and ended up running a bit. The metabolic conditioning workouts I've been doing showed in that I could run much faster and further for my first run of the season than I normally can.

However, I ran the energy well dry and, by the end, I was doing a sad zombie shuffle, my eyes thick and heavy with fatigue.

So...still a work in progress.

Saturday, I took the toddler for a 4 hour excursion so hubby could work on some house stuff before a mentally ill relative returns for another prolonged visit (because no one else in the family can hack it, which I guess makes us the asylum? Yowza.That was so not on my list of life goals as a child.).

The toddler had soccer, then swimming then McDonald's playland. Four hours of non-stop toddlerdom. I could barely see straight on the drive home.

I tried to take a nap, but friends dropped by. Followed by more friends. And assorted children. So we ordered pizza for them to eat and I prayed I made sense when talking and smiled big (Of course I had just eaten a chocolate almond flour muffin and had big black specks of it in my teeth, but oh well).

So that's life on 10mg. Lots of fatigue, but no muscle pain, no flank pain and no muscle cramps (so far). If I tolerate it, I'll camp here for a while. No further plans to taper at the moment.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Both those days would have exhausted me before I got sick! Those are HUGE days with a munchkin in tow.

    I'm glad you're managing on the lower doses without too many repercussions, though. And I hope once you get used to the lower dose, maybe you'll find the toddler's activity level ... not quite AS exhausting?


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