After 7 nasty months of taking this cruel but effective medication, I'm cured! My liver has off-loaded all the iron necessary, thanks to Exjade. Does this mean I'm jaded again?
No dancing in the streets yet. My skin gvhd has reached a new level of misery, prompting the need to up the prednisone and apply a steroidal cream to the affected areas. I'm also up to 60 mg. of Lasix to knock me down to size. So far, it's working: I lost 6 lbs. over the weekend. I've already tapered back to 40 mg., so we'll see how it goes.
I saw my doctor today and told her I'd run 7 miles yesterday. I asked her point-blank if running the marathon was a bad idea. She admitted to never knowing anyone in my condition that's run a marathon, but I sense she doesn't know many marathoners. I only know a handful, one being my son.
What about all those marathoners without legs?