I'm actually off the steroids now, and have been for a solid week, but I'm still recovering.
Just head's up? If anyone ever suggests you go on these evil bastards, and you aren't actually dying -- which I understand they're good for people who are actually about to keel over -- just saying no.
Don't say no.
Say fuck no.
Although my physician suggests (tolerantly) that not everyone reacts to them as strongly as I did.
Which -- yow -- I should hope not.
I can still barely work. I have no energy. I lie about thinking cheery thoughts like, well, if I did get pneumonia from lying on my back too long, and I died, then I wouldn't have to deal with any of this stupid shit at school anymore, that would be so nice. I don't want to eat. I don't want to drink rum. I don't want to write. (Which -- if you know me -- those last two are just -- wow. I always want to write and drink rum.)
I hope this goes away soon.