How My Greatest Hero Was Also My Greatest Villain….

April 14, 2009 § 8 Comments

…Or how I learned to love and loathe prednisone, the autoimmune disease kryptonite.


In tonight’s comic episode: How the prednisone I took at high doses for my Rheumatoid Arthritis and Connective Tissue Disease gave me the life a 21 year old was meant to live, then took it away and left me with cataracts, a PICC line, and osteoporosis, without even so much as a dear John. 

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§ 8 Responses to How My Greatest Hero Was Also My Greatest Villain….

  • lupie says:

    The sad fact is that whilst the medication solves one problem, it creates another one.
    Love the blog in pictures, I have not seen this sort of blog before. It is good.

    • misswaxie says:

      Illness kind of becomes like those pretty Russian dolls no?

      Thanks for stopping by, hope you keep reading!

  • ashysheela says:

    This one breaks my heart, the highs! the lows! Must have been hard to bear… Good luck with the surgery, how do the cataracts affect your sight? Glad you can still blog ok…

    Medical science pretends to know everything, but with chronic illness we soon realise how far it still has to go; your side effects are truly shocking.

    • misswaxie says:

      My body has always been a little show-offy as far as illnesses/symptoms/side effects go. Ah the pitfalls of having a high drama immune system 🙂

      Thank you for your concern about my surgery. My cataracts actually came on fairly suddenly (i’d probably been experiencing them for 3 months, before they affected my daylight driving) and I have a hard time seeing bright colors; everything is washed out to the point that I can’t really differentiate between red and green traffic lights at certain points of the day. As a result, for now, I’m really dependent on other people to drive me places. Which means a lot of “in the house” time for me…and well, lots of comics for you!

  • ashysheela says:

    i hope you can get back behind the wheel in a few months… i can’t really drive these days and i do miss it!

    • misswaxie says:

      It’s weird. I used to live in NYC so not driving doesn’t seem too weird to me. What’s strange is spending so much damn time indoors!

  • Robert Groth says:

    Yes, prednisone. Drives normal people crazy or to prison. Which ever comes first.
    Robert at

    • misswaxie says:

      It actually caused me to drive into the side of my garage once – well, that is, I knocked my mirror off.

      Thanks for visiting!

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