Those of you who know me personally know I'm as thick-skinned as an avocado, maybe a coconut. Now that the prednisone has fully corrupted my body, my skin is thinning out in places and bursting into red blotches. Last week, the blotches even bled.
So I'm walking down the street yesterday in Manhattan and I notice that blood is dripping from an area on my wrist that's had ugly red spots. I think I brushed it against something. A tissue immediately staunched the flow, but this was pretty ugly.
I was up half the night and then drove 3 hours this morning back to Rhode Island. I haven't stopped since, all due to steroids.
At least I remain leukemia free.