You guys are all correct!!! My doctor laughed at the idea of me coming off prednisone for the biopsy. She said, "there's no way that will ever happen." She's calling the general surgeon's office to advise. She's also calling to consult with the Rheumatologist and to get me into the Rheumatologist's office sooner than Nov. 23 (Yep, it takes 4-5 months to get into a (good) Rheumatologist's office in our community). I'd say we have a shortage of this specialty 😷.
After a month on 15 mg Prednisone, my ESR, CRP and WBCs are still high. She's increased the prednisone to 20 mg and is running further blood work.
This is complex stuff!!! But at least all the doctor appointments get me up and moving.
Thanks again for your continued support! Kitty in Gig Harbor, WA.