The adventure continues! Just found out I’ve got internal bleeding 🙂 My team and I are hoping we can BIOTP, (Blame It On The Prednisone) and not something more serious. To rule out the more serious, I had CT scans of my chest, abdomen and pelvis. The procedure was not a big deal. I just felt like I was on fire from the inside out. Thankfully, the results came back normal, and I am now looking forward to a colonoscopy and an upper endoscopy to try to find the source of the bleeding. Of course, because IHNFP (I Have No F-ing Platelets), I will have platelet transfusion #8 immediately preceding these fun-filled procedures.
Being that I’ve been on Prednisone for over a month now, I can really start to see the famous side effects kicking in. I have FUSUOLS (F-ed Up Super Ugly Old Lady Skin) big time! It also appears I am storing acorns in my cheeks that will last me the fall and winter. It is probably/hopefully the cause of my internal bleeding, since it is often associated with small tears in the stomach and/or intestines. It’s true – PAB (Prednisone’s A Bitch). Prednisone is not my only med, however. I am taking a multitude of pills throughout the day to try to keep my blood levels where they should be, and my team is planning on adding more soon.