Ulcerative Colitis Diary: Week Twelve On Prednisolone
Posted by DeadAnarchistPhil on April 13, 2011
Green = How well I feel 1 being the best and 10 being the worse.
Blue = Depression Caused by the UC directly. Again, on a scale as above.
Treatment for: Ulcerative Colitis.
Medication, Direction and Course as follows:
Prednisolone : Take
four One 5mg Tablet( s) daily for four weeks [Now six weeks], then cut down by one tablet a week each week over the next four [Now three] weeks. Untill I see the specialists in April 2011.
Day 78 Tue 5th April 2011: Still have the headache from exercising on Monday, I’ve had it all night, I couldn’t sleep because of it. I slept two hours then had to get up and hold a hot-water bottle to the area. It got rid of it eventually, went to bed at 6am Wed 6th
Never went to the toilet this day. (2/10) (2/10)
Day 79Wed 6th April 2011: Didn’t have a headache when I woke up but developed it when I started cleaning up.
Did some more light exercise today, some squats and walking briskly on the treadmill, it was a little easier, though I need to improve my stamina and cardio over the next few months. If I do it slow I lower the risk of making myself ill and pulling muscles. Still feel like my back’s going to give in though.
Exercise made the headache work!
Never went to the toilet this day.(1/10) (2/10)
Day 80 Thu 7th April 2011: Wonky sleeping pattern the most annoying thing today.
Haven’t been to the toilet today.(1/10) (2/10)
Day 81 Fri 8th April 2011: Went to the toilet today, everything was normal. My sleeping pattern is still well and truly fucked. The closer I get to the course and study time the worse it gets! Which is just what I feared would happen.
I didn’t do exercise, couldn’t muster the, I can’t even think of the word!!(1/10) (1/10)
Day 82 Sat 9th April 2011: Toilet visit was normal.
My sleeping pattern being tits up is not helping me. Sleepin’ odd times does zero for motivation and developing a regime to do exercise, diet, DIY, Gardening and, in the future, study!
My pattern is so fucked up now that I’m sleeping a few hours then waking up and staying awake for six! Which is in contrast to a few days earlier when I was sleeping a lot and feeling tired all the time. Well, I still feel tired a lot, but it’s not as bad. Maybe it’s because I’m up at night with no one else about.(1/10) (1/10)
Day 83 Sun 10th April 2011: Toilet visit was normal. Motivation still low. (1/10) (1/10)
Day 84 Mon 11th April 2011: No toilet visit today.
Did a lot of garden work, had to force myself to do it while fighting tiredness. I’d been up since 3am in the morning and didn’t get to sleep untill gone 12:30am Tuesday morning. I still didn’t have a good sleep. (1/10) (1/10)