It’s been a few weeks now that Deepa has been off medication i.e. steroids and the anti psychosis tablet Qutipin .She is doing well and doesnt have dis-orientation or any of the problems of the past . She does how ever have a sluggish liver and a below par appetite .Her liver function tests now show normal readings . Slowly but surely she seems to be getting back to complete normalcy.
Her minds still seems to be playing a few tricks with her .At time she worries about being ill , at times she gets bouts of anxiety ; at times she feels hungry but then as she sits down to eat , doesnt feel like eating .The good thing is that she is aware of every thing she does or feels and open to sugestions to over come her difficulties .I keep telling her to firmly decide on a set quantity to eat for each meal say a bowl of porridge, an iddly or two and some fruits .This seems to be helping her but her appetite is still weak.
These allopathic drugs do have such horrendous side effects .We keep hearing of them and even reading about them,to confront it face to face is an experience of it’s own . We have to continue to be careful with any medication as myasthenia patients do not react well to certain drugs .
I guess Deepa will have to be ultra careful now and avoid illness as far as possible . The finally healing I guess will be slow and may take several weeks if not months .I am trying to get her to get back to all her normal activitiies .Every sunday we have been going back home to Charmwood Village to clean up and get the house back into shape .We have also been going out to the market and doing a bit of shopping .Would like to see her back to driving and going out on her own .
All in good time I’m sure