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Sleep/Wake/Eat… Sleep/Wake/Eat…

August 2, 2018 12 comments

I’m currently tapering off of a steroid (decadron) to reduce inflammation in one of my secondary brain tumors. The inflammation is the suspected cause of the latest “popup” complications of my cancer: a “balance” + tinnitus problem.

Since this is my third time in two years on “roids” (decadron/prednisone/decadron), I’ve had enough experience to detect the following, cyclical pattern of behavior while under the influence:

1) Sleep for 3 hours

2) Wake up and EAT, EAT, EAT

3) Hyper-Awake for 6 hours

GOTO step 1)

Or, if you prefer to reason about behavior modeling via “enginerd” state transition diagram views…

The “unnaturalness” of this behavioral pattern is very fatiguing, and not very good for weight control. However, all-in-all, it’s highly likely that it’s better than the behavior most likely to manifest during the alternative course of treatment ===> no steroids and death by brain hemorrhage. D’oh!

Nah, I’m just joking…. err.. am I?

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