I think it’s time for another update on everything that has been going on. In regards to my Ulcerative Colitis, (drum roll please) I have tapered down to 5mg of prednisone! TA DA how did she do it?? I have never been this low on that lovely drug before. I honestly can not believe it. My face is coming back as well. The horrible moon face is fading away.. Slowly…
I have had a bad cold all week, so I had to delay my Humira injection for a week per doctors orders. I rested all week, not pushing myself. Normally, I would just push through a cold and get on with my daily routines. This time, I am not going to risk staying in the hospital. On Thursdays I work a 12 1/2 hour overnight shift. In fear that this shift would make things worse, I ended up splitting the shift with a co worker. Having a autoimmune disease, you unfortunately have to get used to being sick most of the time since your body can not fight infections.
I have also been on a life changing diet for over a month now, to get rid of this prednisone weight. So far, I have lost 16 pounds in one month. I am happy with my results so far, but I still have a long way to go.
In the next two weeks, I have to take a asthma test and have to wear a heart rate monitor for two days. My doctors and I are still trying to figure out whats been going on with me. I truly blame it all on my autoimmune disease to be completely honest. I suppose that is something I can bring up at my CCFA support group this week.
How hard was it for you to loose your prednisone weight? Did you ever get a moon face or buffalo hump?