Do I Look Like An Old Woman To You?

I am on prednisone now for ten years straight, without ever taking a break. My dosage has been as much as 70mg to as low the current 5mg. I am on what the call a “maintenance” dose, which translates to “because you are on prednisone for so long, your body can't make its own, so…

Happy Birthday Dad

Today is my Stepfather's birthday. He would have been 93. He died at the age of 54, two years older than I am now, from a massive heart attack right in front of me. I was 13 years old at the time, and the thirteen year old me took about five years to recover from…

Flash Back Friday – Prednisone: My Nemesis

Originally Posted January 11, 2011 See the end of this post for an update on this post It’s confirmed, I’m pre-diabetic. I had a blood test called an AC1hemoglobin blood test which checks yourblood sugar levels for the last three months, and a pre-diabetic range is 5.7% – 6.4%. At 6.5% your are diabetic. I’m…