My brain is still leaking, though I’m feeling less stabby about it…
Posted by woodenmonkey
So it has been 13 weeks of migraine. Thirteen. Thought I’d spell that out, since two digits doesn’t seem to quite cover the unrelenting feeling of a knife in the brain. I’m not sure eight letters comes close, but at least it is four times the volumn of verbiage.
That totally made sense in my head. Of course it is a head with 92 days of brain leak scrambling what little intellect I have left, so welcome to my world.
The positive news (aside from the husband who loves me despite my cranky nature, the nice little house I get to call home, the fact that I get to be an artist rather than an office worker, the fact that I couldn’t have chosen better parents… and countless other blessing s in life that keep interfering with any pity party I want to throw myself) is that I’m getting off the steroids.
After a month of Prednisone I finally started tapering off them. Two and a half weeks ago. Only two and a half weeks to go.
Tapering is not a fast process people.
My neck and face have stopped looking like a weirdly drawn anime creation, which is lovely. Not back to normal yet, but at least the generally accepted facial geometry has begun to be reflected in the mirror.
And more importantly I’ve lost the majority of the major mood swings and massive irritation (oh, hell, I’ll be honest… it wasn’t so much mood swings as near murderous rage) I was carrying around.
Yesterday a car did a major illegal/annoying/dangerous move that totally impacted me. And I did not have the urge to ram them with my vehicle.
This is progress people!
(oh spell check – you amuse me…. auto corrected “stabby” to “shabby” Totally not what I meant spell check. You are just lucky I’ve put the large stabby knife down…)
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Posted on April 19, 2013, in Retro post (which is another way of saying I forgot to post it when I wrote it). Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.