Week Four

This is going to be the week all the big blood tests are going to be due.  We will find out about the change in the viral load and all the other numbers.  So far the numbers have been looking good that we can tell.  The doctor has started reducing my Medrol.  If everything goes right, I will be off it in about a month.  I am still having problems with bruising.  I am also having problems with the sun.  I have gone to wearing a hat and sunglasses during the day.  As far as the itching skin, we are trying something new.  I am using Aloe aftercare.  That is the stuff that you put on after you get a sunburn.  It is helping much more than using moisturizing lotions.

I am having some problems with my leg muscles.  They seem to be cramping and always seem to be tight.  Eating is still going okay.

Our second month’s supply of pills came this week.  That will do it.  Talk to you next week.


Week two

Week two has not gone as well as week one.  Luckily my joints still feel pretty good.  My arm strength has seemed to stayed.  My legs seem to get weak when I stand on them for any length of time.  They feel like I am walking in mud and they don’t feel as “solid” as they use to.  I don’t know if I am weaker from the medicine or just not use to feeling the joints in my legs working that well.  I am having trouble sleeping at night.  I get up about every night and move to the couch so I can lay in a recliner with a fan on.  I am not tolerating temperatures very well.  I go from cold chills to heat sweats.  The other problem I am having is that my skin is getting really itchy.    I am still glad I am taking the medicine and from what I hear my numbers are getting better.  Talk to you next week.