Some will think I'm mad, I expect other friends will call me 'brave', but whatever the response, I am going ahead with my open studio next weekend. I won't have much new work, but I am indebted to my three fellow-exhibitors; they are a terrific support year-round. We decided on this way back in July, when I was optimistic that I would be feeling stronger than I am, although possibly sporting new knees!
I don't think the Rituximab has really kicked in yet, but the worst bit is tapering the Prednisilone. I'm having to get fairly quickly from 10mg to 5mg, so that the consultant can see what I am really like on 19th December. I can cope with the pain; it's the dizziness, fatigue and emotional roller-coaster that is tough .
We usually have about 300 people through the house (Friday evening, all day Sat and Sun), but we have lots of virtual visitors too!