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The Journey Continues

Well what goes up must come down, and down I did. Of course I “knew” about steroid crash. You can’t pump 2500mg of corticosteroids into your body over 5 days, stop cold, and expect nothing much will happen. And I don’t have a great history with drugs that cross the blood-brain barrier, having had bad reactions to the various antispasmodics I’ve been given over the years for my spasticity. So, if I had known then about what would happen in the c. 48 hours after stopping, would I have made the same decision? Well, yes.Continue Reading →

A Journey Begins

I paused before doing this of course – in the age of the confessional some things even now feel ‘close to the bone’. And yet… We wander through our lives as parent, friend (and ‘Friend’), child, co-worker (rant aside: I hate that word “colleague” – is it so much better to be a colleague than a co-worker, do we so despise the idea that we must be workers at least some of the time?), and lover. Along the way we reveal so little of our real lives, of our truly important experiences. We are happy to share titbits from our exciting holidays, or news of some of the day’s minor adventures or frustrations. But for the really big stuff, we are rarely happy to let it all out in anything more than a nod or an oblique aside. But…Continue Reading →

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