Saturday, 10 April 2010

Another course of steriods

The latest relapse has shown no improvement. I'd say, if anything, things have got worse. My right hand is barely functional now and even worse I keep dropping things (so far today my lunch and a pot from the fridge which then split all over the floor).

So, back to the steroids... it is the really aggressive course this time. Nearly £30 at the chemist to get all the required medication.

Twelve tablets for seven days, followed by six tablets for seven days and finishing with three tablets for seven days.
I addition the yellow tablet (which gets taken twice a day) to protect my stomach and the calcium tablet (also twice a day) which given the size is fortunately chewable. There are also my two regular tablets to add to the morning batch and a sleeping tablet at night as steroids rob me of sleep.

Phew! Hopefully the steroids will work and things will get back to normal soon - otherwise I may have to learn to become left handed!


  1. Hello,

    Please could you go and visit The Wheel of Fortuna and leave a supportive message for Steve.

    His partner BobRobert is in the local hospice and is not expected to live much longer.

    It is not so long since his diagnosis which makes it all even more sad.

    Thanks for your support.


  2. Please do stop by and leave support for Steve and BobRobert - they need all the love and good wishes the blogosphere can spare

  3. Hi,
    It has been awhile since I visited many blogs.
    Decided to do a quick visit to say hello to as many blogs as possible tonight..
    Nice to visit your blog its been ages, I am sure it will not be so long again especially now my life is getting better.
    I went out this afternoon for the first time since 19 August 2009 and it was brilliant.
    Lovely to feel my world getting bigger again after all this time in bed.
    Have a good evening and a pleasant day tomorrow.
    Please visit Steve @ The Wheel Of Fortuna

    Important we support him in the first weeks of his bereavement.

  4. Hello, I just came across your blog and I really like it. Thanks for sharing your journey. I too have MS and just started a blog. If you would like to follow me it is I lived in London for a semester in college and LOVE that city so much! I'm in Boston! Thanks, JOdi