It’s been brought to my attention that I’ve not blogged in a “pretty… well very… long time”. It’s true, and I’ve missed it, more than you know. I hope to get back to it soon. I have plenty to write, and many started, but unfinished, posts.
Until then I want to do something I don’t normally do. I don’t often write about my health, and I don’t normally give you updates, but many of you have been asking, and for once I feel I actually have something to say, and this is the easiest way of communicating it to all of you all over the world! For those of you who don’t care… Sorry, just skip ahead till the end :)
The past few months have been slow, and painful, and honestly not all that great, culminating in the past week, which has been like living a nightmare if I’m honest. Why? Because I’ve been coming off all my meds, finishing with all my narcotics this week. How? Slowly, and painfully.
It’s been hard, but God has been good and He has been faithful and been with me through it all, even in the toughest moments. So I sincerely thank you for all your prayers. You all are my Aarons, who hold my hands up when I can’t.
Now… I am totally medication free! (apart from paracetamol [Tylenol]) Wow…. it’s been a long long long time since I’ve said that. Years. I’m medication free! I’m not over all the effects yet. I’m still suffering a bit from withdrawal from the narcotics, and have promised myself several times over the past few days never again will I use strong pain meds, but we’ll wait to see what happens next time I’m in lots of pain! And my body is still getting back to normal in size and shape and functionings after such a long time on steroids. But we’re nearly there, and it’s good to be chemical free.
I went to see my specialist just over a week ago, and to fit a very long appointment into a nutshell… we’ve agreed that I will stay medication free and see how it goes. If I stay in remission for the next 6 months he will give me medical clearance to go back to work. If not… well we’ll deal with that when it comes!
So that’s it people. Enjoy your weekends.
I hope to be back with you soon. Now I have my body and mind back! :o)