My hives got way worse over the weekend, after showing some improvement on Friday after the steroid shot. I went back to the doctor this morning and they put me on prednisone. I am terrified about gaining a bunch of weight, which is possible on these meds (the doc said 3-4 pounds over the course of 2 week treatment is normal). Can I just tell you how thrilled I am about this? The choice is itchy and blotchy or puffy and bloated. Freaking fabulous.
Since my band doc is in the same building as my primary and I was supposed to get a fill next week, I went down and asked if they could squeeze me in today. Thank goodness for lovely nurse G, she got me right in. Today was fill #3 and I have 5 cc's in my 10 cc band now. I got a big girl fill of a full cc. Doc was not sure that wasn't too tight, but the water was trickling down slowly and I was able to take my first prednisone tablet with no problem, so I think it's ok. I hope that a couple of days of liquids will get rid of the bit I gained and stop the prednisone gain as well. I have my fingers crossed. I desperately want to be closer to Onederland by my birthday in a couple of weeks, and I have about 22 pounds to go.