There has been some discussion recently about moon face, how awful it is or isn't, and whether it goes away. I hated the way steroids made me look at the time, because I hardly recognised myself. But that was as much to do with how I felt about myself on the inside as how I looked on the outside. To illustrate the effect of the filling and smoothing out, and the general 'ohyoudolookwellness', here are some photos of me before steroids, in 2004, during steroids in 2008 (yoyoing between 7 and 10mg) and three months ago. I didn't cut down on carbs, I was pretty well hooked on carbs, but I'm pretty sure that if I had, I could have avoided most of the weight gain and moon face, and more importantly, avoided developing type 2 diabetes later.