Really Boring Post. Hopefully Won’t Happen Again

I am inhaling my lunch as I write this b/c I took my real lunch time to go to the doctors. They don’t seem to know what’s wrong with me either but sent me on my way with a perscription for prednisone. Hopefully it will work and that will be the end of it. If it’s not, I will be back there again next week.
Most of my weekend consited of hiding from the heatwave that has hit us. I literally looked outside with fear on my face. G-dog got 2 walks in the earliest part of the day possible and she was content to lay around the house the rest of the time. The only time I was out for a significant amount of time was when we met friends out for dinner and we got ice cream afterwards (the poor girl we were with is 6 days overdue with her first child). Other than that we did nothing at all. I read a good deal and Mom called from Bobo-BS5-Suburbia country to let me know she was having a fabulous time with L and they took a nice river cruise up the Thames. Oh, supposedly it has been quite warm there too, 75 or 80. So I was able to explain to the doc the green color of my skin today but not the itchys.

  • Böbø

    Oh lordy <>Scargosun<>, it’s been boiling hot here in Engerland. Boiling! 23ºC (74ºF) in YorkshireI really thought I’d die without an ice lolly – by Hullaballoo talked me down. Glad you’re mum is having a delightful time in Bobo Though it’ll be <>even<> hotter with her, 200 miles down south.<>Yes, he things he’s so funny, with his strange vowel sounds and clement weather.<>

  • Talisman

    I hope the meds work for you. I HATE prednisone. There’s something about that drug that makes me eat anything that’s not nailed down.Feel better!

  • Snooty Primadona

    I once had this horrible oozy, itchy place on my leg that the dermatologist gave me some cream for. It kept getting bigger & worse, so I got a refill of the cream. When I went to the pharmacy to pick it up, my pharmacist (for over 20 yrs.) had one look @ my leg and said “You’re not going to put this cream on that leg are you?” When I said yes, he informed me that I had wringworm and the cream was making it spread. Turned out he was right and after the right stuff it was gone in 2 days.So, the moral to this story is… sometimes it’s good to ask your pharmacist if he can recommend something. They usually know a lot more than they let on, lol.

  • Suburbia

    My sympthies with the itching skin. I got badly bitten on holiday and all the bites went away ovet the last week but today they are all back!! Exactly the same ones/same places. That’s never happened before. They are driving me mad!I hope your stuff works for you.Glad your mum is getting our good weather rather than our normal drizzel!

  • insane mama

    HiI just wanted to say that predisone is a form of steroid and it’s VERY important to take a calcium supplement while taking predisone, especially for woman. Ask your Dr, about it. Hope it helps!

  • Queen Mommy

    It was horrible this weekend. It is official, I have turned into my heat loathing mother. Not what I had hoped for…

  • asthmagirl

    Also, depending on your dosage, the prednisone may start keeping you up at night. In addition, if you take it for more than a few days, you should have a plan for weaning off it slowly (a taper) rather than stopping it cold turkey. As a systemic steroid, Prednisone not only reduces inflammation, it supresses your adrenal gland and long doses require a taper in order for said gland to wake up and start doing it’s thing again.