November 09, 2012

Reduced steroids

Dr G agreed that yesterday I was flying too high ("defying gravity..." to quote Stephen Sondheim). He reduced my steroid dose from 12 mg to 8 mg daily through Sunday. I am still whirling with energy.

Even though I took Ambien at 11 PM, I woke up at 4 AM and about an hour later, after Rik got up, I still hadn't fallen back to sleep. I took some Ativan, which helped me relax again and I slept until 8:00, my more usual hour. After breakfast Bobka and I walked to the pharmacy, about 22 blocks total. I came home to a visit with D, who chatted while I baked Smitten Kitchen's delicious bittersweet chocolate pear cake, substituting apples this time and adding Theo's chocolate nibs as well as chocolate pieces. Last time I overbeat the eggs and burned the brown butter a bit, plus I used a larger-than-called-for cake pan. This time the butter and eggs were perfect, but I subbed a smaller pan and part of the batter overflowed onto the oven floor. So I had to turn the clean cycle on to burn off the burned chocolate and fruit. I nibbled on the cake edges with my other visitor S, and we agreed the cake is delicious.

I've done two loads of laundry with a third on the way. The dishwasher is full and working. A pot of ginger tisane is simmering on the stove top. I made the bed. I did a little business, and scheduled the recheck on my eyebrow tattoos. (They have softened and look terrific!)

And it's only 2:15 PM. I will try to lay down on the sofa but I doubt I'll be able to relax. Perhaps my book calls....

This is what life is like for me on steroids.


  1. Wow!!! Your eyebrows do look terrific!

  2. bjohanna11:55 AM

    Ronni claimed I got frequent flier miles when I was on liquid pain meds after my surgeries.

  3. I need to get some of those steroids -- I'd love to have that much energy!

  4. Just want to say how much I enjoy your blog. Interesting, informative and such a packed life with lots of activities and never being miserable despite being on chemo and what not....

  5. Anonymous3:35 AM

    Wow, that's great! I love to feel up and get some things done. It reminds me of days gone by. Thank you for sharing, makes me want to get up and shower and do something....maybe just lay back down. hahaha..