Thank you all for your posts. The ophthalmologist appointment went great. Some swelling on the optic nerve yet all look good. I am thrilled. He did caution to always keep at least a 100 mg of prednisone on hand forever. He has seen many relapse. Today has been in recovery mode from doing too much, yet I am so happy I can walk up the steps, get off the toilet and get out of bed without thinking of how best to plan that activivity without hurting myself. So happy.
My family is still in a little shock. Just take the prednisone and all will be better - according to them.
It's difficult to adjusted the fact that I have a life time disease which will impact my life forever. My Rhuemy said her and I will become great friends over the next two years or more.
Big news! I start methotrexate this week I pick up the meds tomorrow. I am very nervous. Is it really worth all the side effects? I'd like to hear experiences from others!