I take about a dozen different RX's daily for the various and sundried ailments I am growing old with.
My main shit ( I curse and blaspheme A LOT) so I hope that you are not offended by my finger-language. If so, tough shit. Quit reading what I write.
My main malady is Sarcoidosis of the Lungs, Lymph system, Liver, Kidneys, Skin, Spleen and probably Neuro system. I usually call this Sarc or Sarx. As in Sarc Sux.
Sarx is an autoimmune disorder where that immune system attacks various organs and forms Granulomas (go ahead, I will wait while you Wikkipedia it)......... Normally these granulomas dissolve and are absorbed my the lymph system and flushed. With sarx, they do not dissolve. They stay and clump together and eventually disrupt the functioning of the organ. There is no cure.
The only treatment is Corticosteroids. Prednisone is the curse of choice.Suppresses the immune system and hopefully some of them will start dissolving and go away.
I also use Medical Marijuana. No, it is not legal in Oklahoma. It should be, but it is not.
Probably have to move to Nude Mexico to get a rx and be legal. Of course, I have been using MM for 40 years and although It was helpful for the Major Depression I have had forever, it was as much a pleasure vessel as it was a med.
I thing the strong anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties have kept me alive this long. Not many people live this long with this shit. I am 62 and was diagnosed 25 years ago. Probably caused by some exposure to asbestos dust when was in the USAF. Anyhow, the VA takes responsibility for it and gives me free medical care and sends $$ to my bank account on the first of the month.
I have been retired since 2000. Mainly due to the sarx. I could only work for a couple of months before I was exhausted and had to rest up for several months to recover. The last work I did was the Y2K cluster-fuck that was a non-event. Made mucho dinero fixing the code I had written 10 years before and knew that it was going to be a problem. Butt, storage was expensive back then.
Anyhow, I have no real/unvirtual life. Go to the Dr's and play poker online.
Sarcx also causes sunlight exposure to create a toxic form of Vit D *D 1,24?) that causes the body to go to sleep for 12-16 hours. It takes that long for the toxin to leave the system. Really sucks.
Butt, what ya gonna do?