Good morning All! I am newly diagnosed with PMR and upon reflection, I have this to say: This is my 3rd auto-immune disease. I have Hashimoto's, Raynauds and now PMR. I have taken care of different family members throughout the last 10 yrs who have had serious health problems, and most have passed away. I still have my 90 yr old mother who I care for. I am not complaining, but upon reflection, I wonder what the stress of all the care-taking has done to my own health.
I have re-evaluated things and I am taking more time for respite these days. I love my mother, but I am relying more on others to help her too. She is not happy sometimes about the changes, but it has to be. I need to take care of myself first. Took me 10 yrs to realize this, but I have arrived!
I had Hashimoto's for over 20 yrs. The Raynauds and the PMR were diagnosed in 2016. My body was like a runaway train with these developing conditions. I am grateful I pushed for diagnosis as things were getting out of control. I am now under good care and have a new perspective on life. Hindsight is 20/20. Just keeping it real.