I went to see the optician yesterday for an eye screening test due to taking prednisilone for over 2 years which is causing me to have steroid induced diabetes as well as numerous problems with RD. It was good to hear the optician say the result is boring, I like boring as he couldn't find anything wrong!!
I have just had a second Toci Infusion last Tuesday and my Consultant has agreed to me having weekly injections instead of the infusions. I have now started to reduce prednisilone by 2.5 this time monthly. Last time I reduced the steroid it was 2.5 weekly and I ended up in hospital with a really bad flare up just before going on my trip to Canada. I think it is better to reduce the dose slowly, my Consultant had agreed to reducing the dose weekly previously but I don't want the same to happen again and end up in hospital as I am going to Canada again before Christmas. It will be my first time in 18 years since I spent Christmas in Canada. I am hoping that once I no longer need to have prednisilone I will no longer need the diabetes medications and can control by diet alone.
It was great news to hear that I didn't have any with my eyes.
I really do hope that everyone is feel well and that the weather isn't causing them more pain. My hands are very swollen and painful today and that is due to the wet weather.
Take care everyone, Sue xx