Spoons: Plastic Spoons

I have had so few spoons lately that I havent blogged as much as I would like.  I have conserved spoons for things that are at the top of the priority list to get done.  Not that you (the readers) are not important… but things like showering and sleeping and eating and helping Steve with what I am able to do…. those get top priority.

Yesterday I went to see my doc.  Gosh I love her.  She is one of the best human beings I know.  And we decided (yes, she and I decide these things together) that it was time for plastic spoons.  That means a little drug therapy.  For me, high doses of prednisone, then tapered to low dose, works best if I get on it soon enough.  Hopefully this is soon enough.

I call prednisone plastic spoons.  It is such fake energy.  I have to be careful to not overdo because I will want to.  I will feel like superwoman part of the day and then I will slam into the wall of no energy.  That doesnt feel good.  Neither does the high.  It isnt a good high at all.  It mostly feels like a bazillion bugs running around inside my body all jittery.  Like a bazillion cups of coffee and then some.  Yuck.  And it makes me queasy.  And jittery.  And snappy snippy.  Not bitchy exactly, but dont get in my face either!  Cuz it wont take much to have me get right back up in yours… maybe intolerant is a better word.  Of myself and others.

Plastic spoons.  Thank you doc for giving em to me.


Hopefully the excavation of the construction site starts tomorrow.  If so, I promise I will return with pictures!

Hopefully I can finish a quilt tomorrow.  I started quilting it Sunday.  It normally would have taken a day and a half.   Tomorrow will be day 5.  ugh.


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sammi
    Apr 23, 2008 @ 23:16:45

    Hurray for a Doc who truly believes us and supports us when we need it ! I’m sorry you need the plastic spoons, but then at least we have the help of plastic spoons – as phony as they are. They can help us through a “rough spot” or at least keep our head above water for a short time until our body catches up. Look forward to pics of the construction – and a peek at the quilt you have been working so hard on.


  2. Freda Henderson
    Apr 24, 2008 @ 07:23:57

    Hope your plastic spoons are helping Gayle. I bet you can’t wait until the construction is done. Hang in there.


  3. Vicki W
    Apr 24, 2008 @ 07:38:45

    I hope the plastic spoons are working for you. I must be the only person in the world that takes that drug with the opposite results – lethargy, loss of appetite and generally I feel much worse when I’m on them. By the end of the course they eventyally fix the problem (severe asthma) but it’s hell getting there! LOL!

    Feel better soon!


  4. TeresaL
    Apr 24, 2008 @ 09:04:02

    Gayle, hope the prednisone helps you do those things you love! 🙂 It sounds like you have found a great doctor.


  5. Gina
    Apr 24, 2008 @ 09:42:50

    Glad you and doc are proactive on this Gayle:)


  6. Fannie
    Apr 24, 2008 @ 18:58:27

    I’m sending you my extra spoons. I look forward to seeing your quilt.


  7. Deb Levy
    Apr 24, 2008 @ 21:17:41

    Hey…spoons are spoons, plastic or silver or steel. We all need a little help at times and recognizing that is half the battle.

    And I’m bitchey this week and have no excuse…nor do I offer one.


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