Well I started the year in great pain, I'm sure people here know what it's like before pred.
Got a doctor who thought he knew what was wrong and started me on a weeks course of 15mg of pred, wow what a change.
Then started the full treatment, 15mg for a couple of months and then a 4 week tapper. That was good until I tried to get to 6mg, a couple of bumps along the way, but nothing major, stayed at 8mg for 8 weeks and a few times I took an extra 1mg in the first or second week of the 4 week tapper.
Had to go back to 9mg as the step to 6 was more than I could cope with. Also had a change of doctor, the first one retired. The new doctor is listening to me and I am now taking gastro resistant pred in the evenings. Makes the start of the day much better than taking normal pred in the mornings.
Took what should have been a 2 day trip to Aranjuez that turned into a return trip. That was hard due to the early flight and late return. Loved what I saw so booked a few days over there with SWMBO, plenty of walking, a trip to Toledo and another to Chinchon.
Strange to see people wrapped up in coats and hats when its 20C, but then we live in the cold.
Bought myself an old MX5, best £800 I've spent in ages. Just love driving through the lanes, no need to speed, just have loads of fun. Getting in isn't so bad, but with the roof up or the hard roof on, it's more like pouring out than getting out, but so worth it for the smiles it gives me.
Getting up for work can be hard, climbing the stairs to my 2nd floor office is harder, but it has to be done, I won't give up.
I try to get out for a walk lunchtime, a couple of nice walks from the office of around 3 miles, only been out once this week, but that's been due to weather and work getting in the way.
So overall as far as I'm concerned the last year has been good for me even with the PMR, a PMA certainly helps and even though I'm not a prolific poster on here, reading posts has certainly helped me.
Best of luck to everybody and remember, don't keep things bottled up, tell your loved ones how you feel, it really does help if they can better understand what is going on in our lives.
Well enough rambling from me.