Monday, November 24, 2008

Goodbye, Steroids

I finished that 6 day round of steroids yesterday. By about the 10th or 11th pill (of 21), I actually felt a little better (this lasted until about pill 17). While I wasn't heading to the club to get my booty shaking and grinding on by any means, it was nice to feel a little less pain. Of course, there was still the numbness of my leg and foot going on, but, it's been that way for over a month and I'm beginning to just believe it will always be that way.

Friday I went in for the nerve test, which was supposedly not painful. And while it wasn't torture and most of the test was not painful, it was very unpleasant at one point where they poked me about knee level on my inner leg. It went quickly, and now I'm left wondering what the results say. I've got until Wednesday until I know what the heck is going on there.

And then Saturday, the entire back of my head, my neck, my shoulders and upper back are sore -- best way to describe it is that it is very tender if I touch anywhere there (this is still continuing). WTF is that all about?

So now I continue on with the naproxen. Of course I'm back to hurting and I've still got my gimpy leg and foot. It's been so long I don't even remember what it's like to feel normal. I forget how it is to put my socks on by myself (and in the rare event that I can manage to do this task on my own - it hurts like a mother f*&#@!). And it's very bizarre cutting toenails on a foot you can't entirely feel (and yes, even being able to get to them in the first place was quite the feat) -- so let's just say I cut too much, too low and then realized I had blood spilling out of my toe.

Needless to say, there hasn't been a big desire to be real chatty here, and I've once again sulked off to my hiding place and have stopped leaving comments for my bloggy friends. I do still try to pop in and keep up to date, but I know I'm being quiet. And I'm sorry. I hope I'll come around again soon.


Melissa said...

Wednesday of this week...looks like that's going to be the big day for both of us.

I hope we both get good news...

I'm glad your test while not great wasn't horrible either...I was thinking about you.

Paper Propaganda said...

wow... this is crazy, my dad is having this same problem right now. i had to say that, he said that the numbness may just be something he will have to deal with... it's going around!?

Jenni Jiggety said...

Ugh. I hope you are feeling better soon, Sarah!