Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My Big Girl Merit Badge

I did a bit of a happy dance late this afternoon as I scooted out of The Risky Business Center for Steroid Infusion.  I didn't let the door hit me in the butt on the way out, either.

You see, this afternoon I finished my current round of treatment. 

Over the past five days, I dutifully received my steroid infusions and the war in my body is raging.  In an effort to reign in my well-meaning, albeit wayward autoimmue system, we have called down the thunder.  The steroids are supposed to suppress my feisty autoimmune
and maybe those little antigens will stop munching on the neurons of my brain. 
If this works, I should become much less 'off' and 'interesting' to the medical community.

I'm all about that. 

I haven't slept much in the past 5 night.  The first few nights were relatively calm.  Tonight has been somewhat fitful.  Armageddon is ramping up inside of me. 

It's not very attractive
A year and a half ago, my precious niece, Teri Lynne, http://www.terilynneu.com/, designed  a Big Girl Merit Badge for me. {Teri Lynne designed my blog, too. She is amazing and I really appreciate her love and our relationship} I just adore my Big Girl Merit Badge.  {I was a lousy Brownie and didn't earn any badges that I can recall.  That makes this one even more speical} I love it so much that I had it put on a custom made Tervis Tumbler!

It comes in quite handy on occasion. 
I pull it out when the big girl panties just don't cut it. 
I believe I'll be wearing that badge for the next few days. 
Not that I really did anything.  
All I did was offer up my veins.
 But it makes me feel better. 

Like I've been a big girl and brave. 

And I pray that I've done it with just a smidgeon of humor and grace.

Thanks, Teri Lynne. I needed that!



Annie Joy said...

How wonderful and you deserve it! I agree with you about Teri Lynne; she got a very large shot of spunk and creativity from both sides of her family. (You did, too!) Annie

Teri Lynne Underwood said...

Love you!! :)