Thursday, November 06, 2008

Steroids and GObama!

Sunday, November 2: MRIs--three hours with lumbar, cervical spine, and thoracic spine scans.

Monday, November 3: Started IV Solumedrol treatment. Came home and crashed afterward.

Tuesday, November 4: Day #2 of Solumedrol treatment. Voted with kids. Barack Obama elected President of the United States. For the first time in a long time, I felt proud to be an American.

Wednesday, November 5: Third and final day of my Solumedrol infusion. Really enjoyed walking in after President-Elect Barack Obama beat McCain. The Infusion Clinic full of Republican nurses told me they wanted to call in sick knowing that I would come in grinning. I held back the "Na-na-nana-na" but I did say "YES WE DID!"


  1. Hi,

    I just finished my third day of IV Steriods as well. Now on to 10 prednisone a day for two weeks, then teetering down.

    Glad to have found a 'fellow' sufferer. Will be back to read more when my eyesight improves...damn MS:(


  2. This is so exciting. Hopefully the great news and the steroids have you on the mend.

  3. Hopefully the Solu Med will do the trick - hope you are feeling better by now!

  4. Solumedrol is tough. I did five days of IV treatments initially. My neurologist now has me drinking it. I take the powder and mix it with a little orange and apple juice. Not too bad---sure beats an hour and a half in the hospital!

  5. Erin,
    I didn't know Solumedrol was available as a drink!!!!! No IV! I can't wait to ask my new neuro about that. Thanks!
    Lazy J