Thank you to all my readers who reached out and touched me after my last post. It really moved me to have so many responses. Thank you so much for all your support. You were right, I didn’t cave in. I did what I needed to do. I took the 6 day course of prednisone and I still slept, my appetite wasn’t affected and the only thing that really reminded me of past tapers was the day after I finished I had to have a good cry. I forgot the emotional toll of prednisone.
So I felt best on day 4 – 12 mg of pred. Beyond that I could feel the knee flare kicking back in and it seems pretty strong this morning, although I have just gotten out of bed and maybe when I start moving around it will be better. But I will renew the prescription for the prednisone to have it handy just in case.
My dog also has been sick with a urinary tract infection and oddly enough the first course of anti biotics didn’t help her, but the second has and she seems back to her bossy demanding self. We need that around here. Also, the caterpillars morphed into moths last week. We had moths everywhere – it looked like the woods were in motion when you looked outside, but Mr. Phat has just some inside from mowing the lawn and said they’re gone!! And the defoliated trees have started leafing again, so the small part of my world is getting back to normal. I wish I could say the same for the larger world around us which seems to grow uglier each week. It’s a sad and senseless world.