Category Archives: hydrocortisone

Day 4 is not so bad

It’s day 4 of no prednisone, a sunny and warm day. I had to sleep with a heating pad last night because of chronic low temperature (me, not the air) and a Benadryl (super-runny nose) but, otherwise, things are all … Continue reading

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I fear the taper

Fast forward more than a decade from the “good times” with the old fridge. . . Why blog? I’m a pretty private person — I’m not even on Facebook, I don’t have a Twitter account, etc. and, maybe even worse, … Continue reading

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