I have had PMR for nearly 2 years, and was diagnosed 19 months ago. At first I thought (naively I now realise) that the steroids would sort it all out, and life would go back to normal. I had found this forum before diagnosis, read everything avidly, thought 'those poor things' who have to pace, give up work, sport blah, blah. I just KNEW that it didn't apply to me!
So I carried on working full time and finished my book and got it published, continued to play tennis when I could. All this time I presumed my fatigue was because of working hard, and once the book was finished I would be fine. Well....NO. So reluctantly I realised I was not superwoman and gradually embraced the idea of pacing, and started working half time instead of full time.
Still felt exhausted,so last Friday I hung up my working clogs and retired.
Watch this space.....