April 14, 2014

After Effects

The after effects of steroids are pretty much awful. Number one, I am super AWAKE. Number two, my joints are killing me. KILLING. ME. Number three, my mouth tastes really gross, and my gums hurt. Number four, I am insanely thirsty. Number five, I am insanely nauseous.

Meanwhile, I have discovered that there are a few different MS foundations that give away cooling vests. So I've been filling out applications, because I really, really need a cooling vest. I almost bought one last year, but there were so many options, and they prices are so varied, that I couldn't make a decision. So instead I did nothing, and invented my own cooling device.... Which is pretty much me, laying on top of an air vent with a big blanket, letting the air fill it up, so I have a nice little ice tent to hide out in. And yes, I'm totally serious. I'd say that a good 75% of my summer was spent in my ice tent, and I would even sleep that way. It was uncomfortable, but at least I could breathe.

I'm also excited that spring break is next week. We don't have anything planned, but it's nice to not have to wake up to an alarm clock. We don't even get to sleep in on weekends around here. We have soccer games, and church, and all sorts of other activities that require us to be up and at 'em.

But for now, I'm going to to head downstairs, take lots of pills, and pretend that I can sleep like a regular person. I'll let you know how it goes.