Well, the biopsy shows no GCA in the 3cm piece of artery removed, so I'm going to take that! I realise that it may still be there, but I'm a cup half full person so this will do for now! Thankfully the 60mg of Pred is now being reduced by 5mg a week until I reach 30mg and then see GP for tests etc. I was well impressed that the surgeon rang me himself to give me the results, bless him. I had contacted his secretary to say how awful I was feeling on the meds. Anyone on high doses please accept my sympathy. I can honestly say that these past four weeks on 60mg has been one of the worst times ever, even worse than my cancer treatment. I feel totally wiped out still and am getting between 2 and 3 hours sleep on a good night, sometimes none at all! It feels a bit like a really bad case of flu! BUT we are progressing, so onwards and upwards...or downwards in the case of the Pred! Thank you to everyone for all your patience, support and encouragement on here. It has been such a help. When you are suddenly faced with something you have never even heard of before, it is a minefield of where to search and what can be trusted. Thankfully I was already with ThyroidUK on here so had a good starting point.
Have a good day and enjoy this beautiful autumn day.