Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I Think Cyclosporine Was Made By HMO's

Just like prednisone. Looks good at first. Sounds great at first. May even save your life...and then. The side effects kick in. Right now, the cyclosporine is causing my blood sugar to be RIDICULOUSLY high. Like WAY high. Higher than prednisone unless I'm on 30mgs or more of the Prednisone. I have almost constant cramping in my hands now, my calves are ready to seize up any minute...I've had a headache since I started taking it...I feel like crap. But I can breathe. So is that the trade off? I'm waiting for my neurologist to call. I'm ready to quit taking the stupid stuff, so unless he has a REEEAALLLLLY good reason not to, I'm done.

Some folks won't be happy because they think I give up when things "take work." Well, I'm not going to be in pain 24/7 and go blind from high blood sugar because they think I give up too easily. Let them live like me for one day.

Anywho. He's a funny that I saw a loooooong time ago, and thought it was appropriate for the way I feel right now:

And God populated the earth with broccoli and cauliflower and spinach and green and yellow vegetables of all kinds, so Man and Woman would live long and healthy lives.

And Satan created McDonald's. And McDonald's brought forth the 99-cent double-cheeseburger. And Satan said to Man, "You want fries with that?"

And Man said, "Super size them." And Man gained pounds.

And God created the healthful yogurt, that woman might keep her figure that man found so fair.

And Satan froze the yogurt, and he brought forth chocolate, nuts and brightly colored sprinkle candy to put on the yogurt. And woman gained pounds.

And God said, "Try my crispy fresh salad."

And Satan brought forth creamy dressings, bacon bits, and shredded cheese.

And there was ice cream for dessert. And woman gained pounds.

And God said, "I have sent your heart healthy vegetables and olive oil with which to cook them."

And Satan brought forth chicken-fried steak from Cracker Barrel so big it needed its own platter. And Man gained pounds, and his bad cholesterol went through the roof.

And God brought forth running shoes, and Man resolved to lose those extra pounds.

And Satan brought forth cable TV with remote control so Man would not have to toil to change channels between ESPN and ESPN2. And Man gained pounds.

And God said, "You're running up the score, Devil." And God brought forth the potato, a vegetable naturally low in fat and brimming with nutrition.

And Satan peeled off the healthful skin and sliced the starchy center into chips and deep-fat fried them. And he created sour cream dip also.

And Man clutched his remote control and ate the potato chips swaddled in cholesterol. And Satan saw and said, "It is good."

And Man went into cardiac arrest.

And God sighed, and created quadruple bypass surgery, angioplasties, and stints . . . . .

And Satan created HMOs...


Anonymous said...

Hey hey! Since J isn't going blind now (not sure if I updated on that - but his uveitis is gone! Just waiting for his vision to return, ugh...) you can't either!

Just sayin :)

I hope to update on Friday cause I'm taking a quilting class tomorrow and I'm kinda excited, not gonna lie (I might be an 80 year old in a 25 year old body, but that's awesome with me)

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

I'm so sorry the cyclosporine is continuing to cause all those side effects. My mother was put back on prednisone this week for her lupus. All these "fabulous" drugs and their side effects... blah!

The joke was really funny though. Thanks for the laugh!

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns

Cathy Wood said...

i take 60mg pred and 300mg cyclo and did get headaches and cramps but now take magnesium spps and no more issues

Cathy Wood said...

i take 60mg pred and 300mg cyclo and did get headaches and cramps but now take magnesium supps and no more issues

Elliot Thomson said...

Thank you for sharing a this blog.Cyclosporine is a solution form eye drug and successfully treats dry eyes. One has to instill a certain number of drops, as suggested by the doctor in the eyes. Please follow the course regularly as directed by the doctor. In case you are directed to take eye drops twice a day, we suggest you to keep a gap of 12 hours between the dosages. Try to put Cyclosporine drops at the same time of the day.