On Beyond Cancer

My life with metastatic breast cancer

Finished steroids today August 29, 2013

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This morning I took my last dose of an 8 day course of steroids.  The steroids were supposed to help with the swelling and pain in my left hip, but I haven’t really noticed any difference.  The doctor did warn me that they might not work, so I guess this isn’t a huge surprise.  Anyhow, I’m glad to be done with them because they have caused me quite a lot of sleep trouble.  I’ve had problems both falling asleep and staying asleep.  Combining that with the constant, low-level pain in my hip has left me pretty cranky, especially first thing in the morning, or at the end of the day when I’m tired.  Or it could be my ‘roid rage.  Who can tell.

 

I called today to set up physical therapy.  Next Tuesday morning I will have an evaluation and then start therapy which I hope will loosen up the hip & pelvic muscles.  In the meantime, I’m taking tylenol with codeine for the pain.

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6 Responses to “Finished steroids today”

  1. So sorry the steroids did not help. I hope physical therapy improves your muscles. When you have pain, you start to realise how often you move.

  2. Becca Says:

    What some may call cranky, others might call… on point. 🙂

  3. whoopsiemom Says:

    Hope your sleep gets better!!!

  4. Aunt Cindy Says:

    Hope the physical therapy helps.


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