Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Despite my tripled dose of prednisone over the last two days my everything still hurts. A lot. Toes, ankles, shins, knees, back, elbows, wrists, fingers, and every single muscle related to those joints. It isn’t pretty.

It’s not so bad when I’m distracted – like watching a movie or hanging out with friends. I mean, it is so bad, but somehow I manage. (I mean, what's the alternative?) But I had a really hard time falling asleep last night. It took hours. I couldn’t get comfortable and the pain seemed to be literally keeping me awake. Since drugs don’t seem to be helping with the pain all that much, I guess I could have taken something to help me sleep. But I’m not thrilled with the idea of becoming dependant on drugs just to get to sleep at night.

I did finally fall asleep last night only to wake up at 4:30am to discover that my lip – which still refuses to heal – was bleeding all over the place. I got up to wash my mouth and face off and try to find some medicine to put on my lip. It was dark, and I didn’t want to wake APL, but I’m willing to bet that there’s blood all over the sheets and pillowcases that we just changed from the other day when my lip bled all over them.

When I got back into bed I lay for an hour trying to get comfortable enough to fall back to sleep again, but my attempts were fruitless. If you look at the timestamp on this post you’ll see it’s 5:30am in the morning right now.

This sucks.

P.S. I just remembered that prednisone can actually cause insomnia. So, even if the prednisone was working and taking away the pain, and the pain wasn't keeping me awake anymore, I might still be awake. Awesome.

1 comment:

~kelly marie~ said...

Insomnia sucks. Although it did love to be unabashed love for TV and netflix :).