What A Difference A Drug Makes

Today is my third day on the course of steroids that are supposed to be curing my sarcoidosis (on the – still unproven – assumption that it is sarcoidosis) and already my life has changed beyond recognition. I’m still coughing (but much less) and I still get a bit tired, but I feel like I have far more energy than I have over the last two months. I know I’m not cured, but there certainly seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel at last.

One side effect of the steroids is that my appetite has returned which is good in many ways, but bad in others. Over the last six weeks I’ve lost over two stone (thats about 13 Kg) and I’m now within a pounds of a normal weight for my height for the first time for about twenty years. When this is all over I can write a weight loss book (Get Sick and Lose Weight). But I’m going to have to be careful that my new voracious appetite doesn’t undo all that good work over the next few months.

But, all in all, I’m feeling pretty damn good right now :)

One comment

  1. That’s great news Dave. Hope the recovery continues unbounded.

    And the weight loss thing is interesting too. I recently started regular exercise, and lost one stone in a matter of weeks without altering my diet at all. In fact, I’m probably eating more. For mature (old!) people like us, I think this is the only answer.

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