Feb 20, 2009
Week 40 was a tough one, that's for sure!
Couldn't work on Monday or Tuesday, felt so dizzy I had to lie down every time I tried to stand up and on the few occasions i managed to stay upright my legs ache like I had climbed a big hill when in reality I had just walked to to the kitchen. Any activity also made my heart sort of pound with a whooshing sound in my ears.
Went to work on Wednesday and managed to stay the course. Went in Thursday and had another dizzy spell and my vision went blurry and had to go home again. Yet on Friday I was tickety boo! Some crazy times I'm having that's for sure.
Had my monthly bloods done yesterday so will be interested to see the result of those and also asked to get my thyroid functions tested.
I think that nothing will be outstanding in my results and this is just more of the 'interferon effect'.
On Thursday night I upped my nightly Temazepam to 20mgs as 10mgs wasn't doing the trick. I know it's probably addicting but I figure once I stop taking that nasty Riba-speed I won't need the sleep aids.
As far as I'm concerned it's about keeping on keeping on and I'm just doing what it takes to keep going forward. I can deal with the peripheral stuff after tx but if I don't get enough sleep my life is pure misery...
Anyway, it's another week done! And another shot down, leaving only 7 shots to go. That IS exciting, is it not?!!
So as of today I have 7 shots and 330 Riba left! That's 7 weeks, 6 days, and 12 hours! Or 55.5 days. Doesn't seem that long when I write it down, it just feels loooooong on a Monday and a Tuesday when time, along with my arse, is dragging!