Super human steroid stupid strength

Happy Monday friends.  We’re down in Nokomis because I’m seeing the neurologist today.  I’ve finished my run of steroids and I have to see him before starting the Topamax.  I’m hoping he still gives it to me because at first the office said he was and then they said he wasn’t and then they said, ‘after you finish the dose of steroids and then come into the office’.  I am so sick of listening to doctors.  I might be better off doing the opposite of what they say….

Doctors suck

Despite the fact that I had terrible insomnia steroids definitely gave me a lot of energy.  I tackled a ton of projects.

First, I was finally able to finish something I’ve been wanting to finish since I bought it weeks ago.  MacGyver and I had gone to an estate sale and I found an old cabinet in the garage.  It was in really bad shape but it had good bones so I offered them 5 bucks and they took it.  When I brought it home it looked like this:


MacGyver wanted to rip the front door off and all of the sides and just refinish the top but I was having none of that because let me tell you something people, I have dreams and I had a vision.

And my vision is now a kitchen island for the Nokomis house and it looks like this:


This is the front, I painted it with chalk paint in ‘celery’ and then I refinished the hardware with a bronze hammered paint.

side of island

This is one side. I wanted a rack to hang a dish towel so I bought a cheap little stainless steel one and painted it with a bronze hammered paint.

butcher block island

And I have to give him credit because MacGyver did one hell of a job on the butcher block top.

The inside was tricky because I wanted to store bowls and plates and such and just painting it white wasn’t giving me the look I wanted.  Luckily I had this stick on shelf paper I bought at the dollar tree a year ago.

inside of the island

Voila! The inside is complete.

The other project I really wanted to tackle was some lawn work and that required purchasing a shit ton of retaining wall blocks and them placing them.  I was able to lift and place those suckers like a boss.  Clearly I overestimated the thickness of my skin because this is what my legs look like currently:


Nice big bruises.

What?  You don’t think that looks too bad?  How bout this?

my legs


I also finished a crap load of work projects and dove into several more that I’ve been meaning to start, but the best part about a week of steroids is that I not only maintained my workouts, I killed em.

I  walked 35 miles last week, five miles every day.  I didn’t overdo it and even though I still get the migraines, I got my walks in and that felt pretty good.  I also got in the most amount of steps I’ve gotten in a while at 138,900+ and lastly, I did a weight routine five out of seven days last week.  Go Steroids Me.


Fitbit this!

All kidding aside, I’m really hoping the new prescription helps with the migraines because I have every bit of faith that without headaches I will be able to do all of that and more.   Of course, ultimately, I’d really like to know what is wrong with me and then get that fixed but hey, baby steps, am I right?

Tell me about your week.

Did you get all your workouts in?

What did you do this weekend?

8 thoughts on “Super human steroid stupid strength

  1. Wow, I love your project. It’s so awesome & you are super talented! Let us know what the doctor says. Fingers crossed you get some good news–you deserve it. Way to hit 35 miles. That is amazing. I don’t do that much each week and I am not dealing w/ migraines. You rock, lady!

  2. You are one talented lady!!!
    I had a nice 32 km (20 mile) run on Saturday and yes I did get all my workouts in.
    I do hope the new medication helps and you get some answers!!

  3. Hi there! I haven’t been following your story, so kind of new to this, but I take Topamax daily and not for migraines. I also saw the history or your meds seems similar to mine: steroids, prednisone, and now Topamax. None of them helped prior to the Topamax because my pain wasn’t from migraines. It turned out I have something called pseudotumor cerebri – have they looked into that at all? I hope you get some answers soon and hopefully the Topamax starts helping soon.

    • Thank you so much for your comment, I will definitely ask my doctor about this as it does sound like a lot of the things I am suffering with. I think the general consensus of most of my doctors right now is that whatever it is it is most likely autoimmune and/or systemic but it will probably ended up being a diagnosis of conclusion rather than fact. I’m starting the topamax tonite and I’m really hoping it helps, I’ll keep everyone posted. Did you have any serious side effects? I was told it alters taste and appetite.

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