Ulcerative Colitis Diary: Week Nine On Prednisolone
Posted by DeadAnarchistPhil on March 22, 2011
Green = How well I feel 1 being the best and 10 being the worse.
Blue = Depression. Again, on a scale as above.
Treatment for: Ulcerative Colitis.
Medication, Direction and Course as follows:
Prednisolone : Take four 5mg Tablets daily for four weeks [Now six weeks], then cut down by one tablet a week each week over the next four [Now three] weeks.
Day 57 Tue 15th March 2011: Woke up at 11am, not been to the toilet yet and no twinges from the beef I ate yesterday. But still, I’m not going to eat any of the foods that may cause a flare-up untill I’m fully off the Prednisolone.
Went to the toilet, normal! Down to one tab a day from today, wish I remembered that this morning when I took two! Oh well. (2/10) (6/10)
Day 58 Wed 16th March 2011: Got up late (10:30am), didn’t sleep well. Went to the toilet and it’s still normal. No cramps or pains. Did some cleaning and work in the Bathroom, felt OK, besides the fumes from the bleach and the stretching!
Went to bed at 2am, couldn’t sleep or get comfortable. Got up and did some writing then went back to bed at 5am. (2/10) (5/10)
Day 59 Thu 17th March 2011: Got up late, about 12:10pm, I didn’t sleep well again! I don’t think the bleach fumes helped, it’s given me a bad chest! I’ll buy a mask for when I start painting! (2/10) (5/10)
Day 60 Fri 18th March 2011: Didn’t go to the toilet yesterday, so I’ll go some time today. So far, no bloating or cramps.
Went to the toilet, it was normal. It’s so good to feel well again, I mean, I’m not perfect but I feel a lot better. I still feel tired in the day like I used to, but it’s better. Dare I say it… I feel ‘Normal’! (2/10) (4/10)
Day 61 Sat 19th March 2011: Woke up late, about 11:15am, with a bad back! It must’ve been the cleaning and stretching to get the old paint off the ceiling in the toilet on Wed! I still have it now at 5:20pm.
Went to the toilet, it was normal. But I was tired before that, I fell asleep for an hour and half. Though the UC is sort of at bay, I still have the tiredness that comes with it. (2/10) (4/10)
Day 62 Sun 20th March 2011: My back is a little bit better this morning, at least I’m not walking around like an old man!
Went to the toilet, ’twas normal!
I’m feeling a little drop in mood today.
HOLY FUCKING SHIT! I went to bed early, and my back suddenly got extremely worse when I got up again to get comfortable! It was as painful as 2009 when I last had it this bad! Because of this I stayed up really late and my sleeping pattern is well and truly out of the window! Feeling pretty shitty right now. The pain killers (Co-dydramol) don’t even work! (2/10) (5/10)
Day 63 Mon 21st March 2011: Woke up at 12:15pm! I wasn’t up long before I had one of my downturns in mood. When I get them I just don’t want to be seen by, spoken to, looked at or be near anyone. I also don’t feel like doing anything either. So I went to my room and fell asleep for a few hours, I felt a little better afterwards, though I’m still feeling it.
Went to the toilet, was normal! Just had a shower and preparing for a boring night in front of the TV or messing on about on the PC. (2/10) (6/10)