Sunday, May 16, 2010

How Am I Feeling?

    I haven't said too much about how I am actually feeling, so here is a quick update.  So far, so good.  I did my 3rd shot Friday night, and take 1200 mg of ribivirin a day, and right now it's not too bad.  I get tired, especially on the week-ends after the shot, and try to program in a good 3 hour nap on Saturday and Sunday.  And this week I started taking time off work in the middle of the week to rest.  But I haven't changed much about my general lifestyle yet.
   I'm on a permanent stomach med (prevacid??) to deal with the severe indigestion, and sometimes I'm hungry and sometimes I'm not.  Not a big deal right now. 
   I did have a bit of a scare Thursday.  Apparently I broke a blood vessel in my eye, and it was red, but by Thursday evening looked like something from a Freddie Kougar movie!!  I took Friday off to check it out, and it turned out to be no big deal.  Eye involvement is one of the drug reactions they tell you to look out for, so I wanted to be sure this was nothing important.
    Anyway, I'm hanging in there, and have my first dr appt on treatment Thursday.  My blood work is strong, and I'm feeling okay!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Margie,

    Been thinking about you a lot today. Hang in there kiddo.