Good News: Feeling the Best in a Long Time

Stephen BedardLong-time readers of my personal blog will know that I have had some health struggles over the past couple of years. My main struggle is sarcoidosis. The main problems this has caused me include muscle and joint pain. In addition, the treatment for it has at times given me quite bad diabetes.

Thankfully I have seen a steady improvement in my health over the past couple of months. Why is this? There are a couple of reasons. One is that I decreased significantly my prednisone, which decreases my blood sugar so that my diabetes is no longer a problem.

In addition to prednisone, I’m also on a drug called methotrexate. This too has caused side effects. A couple of months ago, my doctor prescribed folic acid for me. This has dramatically relieved me of the side effects.

Finally, I recently joined a gym. This was in part a result of Amanda’s influence. Not only had she joined a gym, she encouraged me to take some time for myself. This was good timing as until recently, I did not have the health to workout but now I’m much better and exercising has only improved things. Before I started going to the gym, I could play basketball for only a few minutes with the kids before getting totally winded. Now I can play a good while with them with no problem. The gym makes me feel better physically and emotionally.

Looking at my health, I would say that I feel the best I have had in years. I finally feel myself. I still have a bit of fatigue and some back pain, but in general I’m doing very well. I know that with sarcoidosis, things can change quickly, but I will take this good health while I can. This is my Good News.


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