Now at 3 weeks on prednisone 15mg. I feel so much better. Discomfort when it follows me is on such a different scale; I no longer wish for an out-of-body experience to get away from the pain and stiffness.
Having read all of your advice quite carefully, I had decided to accept my.. predicament. Slowed down; I haven't worked more than 3 days a week since I first wrote. Rest has been very helpful; denial... not so much. I have been putting 'pacing' into practice. I limited my holiday festivities. I left early when I felt I had to.
Have my first rheumatologist appointment on January 9th. See my GP again a week after that. I see all of you every day. I read your posts and feel like I am not all alone. The hardest part is getting support from family and friends; they look at me but do not understand how I feel.