5 Meme’s That Perfectly Sum Up Prednisone

Prednisone is a commonly used steroid, and destroys everything in its path, literally, everything. Which is a great thing medically, but the side effects? Those are a mile long & will have you running for the hills.

I think being on Prednisone can best be described in 5 memes:

  1. I mean who doesn’t love food? Prednisone literally makes you want to eat everything & then makes you regret it 10 minutes later when your entire body swells to the size of a whaleGOT PREDNISONE?? ;) Shared via Living with Crohns disease:lifeline on Fb
  2. … But just maybe the answer is in the food. (Hint: it’s not, but it’s worth a try). Unless you have taken prednisne or been around someone who has, you won't understand this.
  3. The medicine makes you such a moody b***h that even you want to take a 6 month vacation from your body..

Prednisone humor ...truer than you know, unless you're a spoonie!4. Have you ever tried to swallow one of these devil pills? (Consider yourself lucky if the answer is no) Not only do they taste like Satan, they turn you into a spawn of Satan. Satan's tic tacs lol5. Ugh, and the lack of sleep? If the medicines don’t mess with your emotions enough, the lack of sleep will get you every. Damn. Time. Prednisone problems #asthmatic #prednisone

So next time someone tells you they are on prednisone you might want to throw some food at them and run as fast as you can.

Another Semester….

Who ever said change is a good thing is a liar!

Change has always been something that I struggled with, whether that be physical, mental, friendships, or schedules. And though I’ve seen plenty of change in my life, I always find Spring Semesters one of the most difficult times to adjust to.

Mentally, I’m still on break, physically, I’m back at school/work, and I have no clue where my body is because it never seems to be either of those places.

Not only do I not like change, but my body hates it. Every time I start any kind of new schedule, my body freaks out. All of the sudden I’m now balance 5 classes, 20 hours at work, and countless hours of homework all while my body decides to shut down and go into flare up mode!

Somehow though, I must fight, even when that means fighting dirty.

Now, its time to balance my health, my mental health, school, work, homework, a social life, & still get the rest my body needs- as you well know this is a not an easy task for anyone (even if you are an over-organizer like me).

Change doesn’t like me, and I don’t like it. But I have to fight with my body everyday, so this is nothing new.

Carli= 1

Body & Health= 394202

Time to win!

Stand Tall, Stand Out, & Don’t Give a Flock

Flamingos are my spirit animal, and for most that just means it’s their favorite animal and they kind of act like that animal, but for me, it goes way further than that.

Flamingos balance on one leg, stand out, and don’t give a single flock. Flamingos represent my life.

I can’t stand tall, FOP took that away from me at the age of 7. My right hip is fused, so I walk really weird and on my toes. By 8, I was too big for my mom to carry (but boy did she try, and still would if I let her, but I don’t). So, I had to figure something out, and quick, so I learned to balance. I balance like a flamingo. Right foot down, left foot bent, & for me it works wonders. I can balance like a flamingo forever (well, until my legs give out, but you get the point).  Flamingos stand tall no matter what, and so do I. Like everything in my life, I learned to face the adversity, and stool tall. I faced whatever life threw my way with little grace, but my head held high.

Being 1 in 2 million, clearly, I was born to stand out. If you look for me in a crowd I’m easy to spot; lots of bone, out of breath, little big toes, and usually on six wheels and with a service dog. I’m the flamingo in a flock of pigeons, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Flamingos don’t give a single flock, and neither do I. I’m constantly facing different challenges and opinions, and over the years I’ve learn the most important lesson, follow whatever’s best for you, and tell the others to flock off (seriously, it works wonders).

So next time you see a flamingo, think of me (& send me a picture).

PS: My life goal is go to Flamingo Beach and be with my people… If you have connections hook a girl up, because I need to be with my people.