Thursday, 29 September 2011

In praise of pills!

The way to start the day
I moan about my pills a lot - especially steroids.  I don't like having to swallow heaps of pills. I really don't like side effects.  But I have to confess, there is something I really do like very, very much. That is when they work as intended!

A couple of weeks ago I was in so much pain (especially in my shoulder) that I couldn't even make my bed. It was really awful. I was very grateful that someone came around and got my housework up-to-date, and especially that she changed my sheets. (She also washed the curtains - my bedroom seems so fresh and clean again - it's just amazing.)

Now, I've been on the higher dose of prednisolone for a while.  This week I'm back at Curves (yet again - I've missed being able to work out so much) and..... wait for it...... I washed the car! I washed the outside Sunday afternoon. Today, I'm going to clean out rubbish and wash the inside of the windows, and later in the week I plan to vacuum it.

Being out of pain is so incredible! It's how I imagine "normal" people feel most of the time (apart from the two hour nap during the day). I have this amazing sense of freedom, like I could do practically anything.


  1. I know the feeling. I've always had a hate/hate relationship with medication too, but I have finally gotten to the point where I don't care how much I have to take, as long as it works :)

  2. Awww, that Aspirin looks so cute next to the Adcal...


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