Edited to add the following request, in light of a comment I just received and deleted:
Folks, I respect peoples' rights to believe or disbelieve in spiritual matters as they see fit. Please do not troll the comments portion of my blog to leave atheist-bashing comments, or any sort of bashing comments for that matter. Although I personally view myself as a "woman of faith", this blog obviously does not serve as any sort of major platform for my beliefs and I ask that you respect my boundaries in keeping it that way.
I have allergies! I know this comes as a shock to everyone.
But yes, I went to the allergist yesterday because having to move to steroid eyedrops just isn't a good thing for the long-term. They're not great even for seasonal use, to be honest -- two of the complications are cataracts and glaucoma, two conditions which I'm also predisposed to thanks to genetics. So on the 28th of the month I'll be going in for Official Allergy Testing.
What that means is that the last 5 days of February I'm going to be on a dose of Prednisone because I can't have any antihistamines in my body. Bleah. I hope a 5-day course isn't going to cause some sort of nasty weight gain. Is that just intrinsic to Prednisone, i.e., does one just automatically gain weight on it? Or is it the fact that it makes you so crazy-ravenous that you gain weight because you'll gnaw your own leg off if other options aren't available?
Regardless, that's what's going to happen, so I'll just suck it up and deal. Hopefully I'll get some relief from this that doesn't involve me risking my future sight.
I had more to say, but somehow I can't remember what it was. Genius, I haz it. Okay, since I'm blabbering to no purpose, just have a good day y'all :)