T + 394 Back on Track

I went to the transplant clinic yesterday and took my Dad with me in Arthur. Mostly for the company but also just in case I didn't fancy driving home.

I saw my consultant and explained how I have been getting steadily more energy since starting the additional steroids. The plan now is to try and get completely off the predisnolone over the next month. I am currently on 5mg each day, from next Wednesday that will go down to 5mg one day and 2.5 the next.

The idea is to get free of the prednisolone over the next four to six weeks. Then it comes to the issue of getting off the new Hydrocortisone but I may be referred to the endocrinologist for that for a formal assessment of my adrenal function if I get withdrawal problems when the time comes.

Yesterday I had an extra phial of blood taken to measure my thyroid and cortisol levels so will be interested to see if that shows anything.

The doc said I was basically back on track which is re-assuring.

Back in three weeks' time.

Today I logged on to work for the first time in two weeks. It's gone ok, I'm a bit tired but no more than usual.


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