Hi, I was a postlady for 30 years. In my 29th year I had a rheumatic virus, last July, It was suggested a couple of months later, that I had polymyalgia rheumatica, due to all my large muscles aching. I was put on prednisolone 30mg. I am now on 2.5 mg. I was referred to a consultant and 1st she said I had scleroderma and after many tests found that I only have it in the form of Raynauds. Therefore I am now being treated for SLE. And having stiff little fingers and not being able to go out in the midday sun is no life for a postie. LOL. Therefore I am about to take ill health retirement. As I have always worked out of doors I just wondered what other people do for work?
I am not bored, I have been off work since last October. Yes I do get tired easily and can't walk the distance anymore. Stairs are a problem for me puffing as if I had smoked since my teens, after one flight. My GP has signed me off until after Chrimpo