Got an added burden to COPD with something called Giant Cell Arteritus.
Doc tells me it's inoperable but is cured by three years treatment of steroids.
That's at the rate of 60 mgs a day.
Even with exacerbations and flare ups I've never had more that 30mgs per day.
Now I normally after a record breaking walk of 80 or 90 paces come to an exhausting rest with a pulse of 132/140.
Trouble is with this new 60mgs limit, 132/140 is my resting rate.
If I keep idle I can get through the day at 115/120.
But doing my normal stop start of 80ish steps at a time my pulse is pushing 155/165 and surely that's much too high.
I lean against shop windows or doorways almost immobile and to be honest it's getting a little scary now.
Does anybody know if the pulse increase is purely related to the steroid increase because if it is then I'm kicking them into touch.
Can't be doing with this.
I'm hoping its the ale menopause!
Meanwhile to join in about the weather ..... today is the last day of my Barcelona week and it was 31C at times here today!