I finished my 5 day IV-steroid treatments. I learned a few things along the way about steroid treatments.
Some things taste better going down and up, so choose your meals wisely.
Oreo cookies cancel out awful and strong metal taste (PRICELESS tip from a lovely nurse)
Pre-apologize to your loved ones. You will bite some heads off.
Hot bath, hot towels, hot shower, hot heating packs. Repeat.
Prepare to bloat.
If and when a bowel movement occurs, celebrate. Tell everyone. Text the family first, then take pictures.
Ask for numbing before they stick the IV in even if you can handle it.
It’s ok to have a messy home.
It’s ok to ask other people to bring you meals.
You won't be sleeping much, so youtube ellen clips all night. You earned it.
Frozen lemons. Suck them up like there is no tomorrow.
When in doubt, take a nap.
Bras have no place here.
Don't worry about returning phone calls & emails right away.
extend kindness despite the circumstances, and you’ll find kindness extended back.
Wasn't it just last week I was venting and processing what lyme disease was like for me? And now I'm in this hot mess? Funny mad world. But I can feel the prayers each night, tucking me in. So grateful. And I'm thankful for another lesson in asking for what I need! And I think I'm getting better at it.
so naturally I just sent Tyler to the store. This little lady here needs frozen lemon treats, pronto. :)