Steroids are a necessary evil in my life. They help open up my lungs and reduce inflammation and make it much easier for me to breath.
The downside is that they keep me up when I am supposed to be resting and healing and I just want to get up and clean my house and get things done because I actually feel like I can. They cause me to retain fluid in my feet and lower legs and make it feel like my feet are just going to split open.
They make me bitchy….an uncontrollable grouchiness and snippy with people (mostly my family) that always makes me end up feeling like a terrible person. Then I get all emotional and sit and cry for no reason. A real joy to be around…lol.
Now that I suffer from severe hypoglycemia the other wonderful is that they raise my blood sugar and I have very few if any blood sugar crashes and if I do they are not so severe. I also have a tiny tinge of hunger now and then so it may be a little easier for me to get some calories in. That alone should help me heal.
Like everything you have to take the good with the bad. I did get about 4 hours of sleep last night which is actually pretty good for me.