So the plan is to go back to 20 MG of Prednisone, which I've actually come to not mind too much since I don't suffer from moon face, weight gain, and the overall puffiness that comes along with it. But it is still a very dangerous drug, albeit one whose benefits I often take for granted until weeks like this week when I am steroid-free and feeling like SHIT.
Next Tuesday I'll be going to Penn to get my small bowel follow through done. Part of me actually hopes they find something, like a fistula. It would be much better knowing my case isn't simply some fluke that no one can seem to figure out. Although, I will be very mad at myself for not sucking it up and getting this test done months ago.
And I still need to get the MRI and a bone scan done. But I just wanna get the SBFT done first because it is the one I dread the most, and also the test that will tell me the most about what the hell is going on inside.
Side note; I just saw the most recent US News and World Report hospital rankings. Let me just say, I hate that shit. You can have shitty doctors at good hospitals and good doctors at shitty hospitals. Everyone has their own experience that is affected by so many factors. And I realize they are considering a lot of varying criteria in their judgments, but it's still all bull. It's just like anything in life, you dabble here and there, try a few places out, and eventually you find something that works for you and your circumstances.