Did I mention that Decadron makes me CRAZY? I'm getting the Cabbage Patch Doll puffy face, eating like a weight lifter, tired but can't sleep - all side effects from this lovely little pill.
Jen heard back from the nurse and the good news is that I can start to wean off it. I'm already taking 1/2 a pill twice a day. I'm supposed to take that down to 1/4 a pill for a few days and then an 1/8th. Not sure how I'm going to cut that little pill in 8, but I'll figure something out. Maybe if I just lick it twice a day, that will do it.
Dr G has referred me to a speech therapist to see about getting a voice amplifier. I don't think I really need an appointment; I'd just like to know where I can buy one here in Ottawa so I don't need to order it off the internet. Thanks to everyone who passed on leads. I'm getting closer and should have something soon that will make having a conversation a bit easier and not so tiring. Dee pointed me to the Cheeky Librian's blog and she is using something called the Chattervox.
Jennifer also asked the nurse if I could email my questions, but it sounds like that's not an option. It's hard to call when I have questions, so I'm relying on Jen and other friends to help me out when I need 'a voice'.