I know I haven’t mentioned this before, but I’m not just the Prednisone Pharmacist. I have a “day job,” too.
I’ve worked from home as a pharmacist for a decade now, helping medical insurance companies. This has allowed me to read thousands of chart notes… what your doctor writes in your medical record.
I feel like I’ve gotten to know so many of you (not really you, necessarily, but people a lot like you).
I’ve read the medical stories of people with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, many types of cancer, and many varied autoimmune conditions, just to name a few. Some of the stories of suffering have literally made me cry, especially those about children.
I smugly thought my job was recession-proof.
But apparently it is not pandemic-proof.
Apparently when no one visits the doctor due to social distancing, no one needs a prescription drug.
They cut my hours more than in half…
This means I have more time to talk to you.
…More time to devote to my passion project, helping people on prednisone cope with side effects and find ways to feel as well as possible while taking it.
With this week being Holy Week, during which millions of Christians the world over celebrate Easter, I thought it appropriate that I emulate one of the ways Jesus Christ helped people.
He told stories.
Little stories from real life that had meaning.
So I’m going to use this extra time I have to write to tell you stories, parables about prednisone.
I will share more about my observations of life and how they can help us cope with prednisone side effects.
Don’t worry, I will still deliver the scientific-based weekly video you’ve come to rely on for prednisone facts.
📖 Prednisone Parable #1 📖
Like prednisone side effects, the effects of the COVID-19 world pandemic seem to spread to places that seem unlikely.
I thought my job would not be affected.
Boy, was I wrong! This virus has spread to affecting my employment, too.
When I took prednisone, I thought I knew what to expect. I thought it could only do certain things.
No way would my face flush from prednisone. But it does every time.
I honestly didn’t expect it would cause all of these side effects in the picture…
A pandemic seems like an impossible way to cause such incredible disruption to every aspect of society, economies, and life.
Prednisone does the same thing, except it only affects one person at a time: our health, our appearance, our relationships, and life.
We don’t know how this pandemic will end. In same way, we don’t know how our prednisone journey will end.
But we can do things to make the journey better, to slow the spread. We’ve all made huge sacrifices to “flatten the curve.”
In the same way, we can “flatten the curve” of prednisone suffering.
Flatten the Curve
1. Remember the Prednisone Checklist ☑? Take those steps to fight back.
2. Take Nutranize Zone for Prednisone 💊. I designed it for this exact purpose*…
…if you have to take prednisone, at least it can be as tolerable as possible by giving back the nutrients that prednisone steals.
We can feel so powerless in these situations. We can feel like there is nothing we can do.
But we can flatten the curve of both the virus and our prednisone suffering if we follow the recommendations of experts like CDC, WHO for the virus, and the American College of Rheumatology for prednisone side effects.
This is the week that gives hope to many. I know that we sure need it at this uncertain time. So look forward to parables, stories in your inbox.
Maybe I will do it every day.
Maybe my children will need me to help them digital home school (anyone else struggling with this?!) and instead I will spend more time with them that day.
This is my way of connecting with you digitally so that we can maintain our distance physically but still find hope and something to look forward to.
Hope and health to you,
P.S. This is an email I sent today… If you didn’t receive this as an email, or you don’t yet have a Prednisone Checklist, sign up to receive hope and help from me.
P.P.S. You can find Nutranize Zone for Prednisone at Nutranize.com.