The great news is: I have been off Pred for a week - without pain and even the arthritis is lying low. All in all I haven't been feeling so well in quite a while. Then last Tuesday I found a boob lump. Saw very good woman doctor on Thursday who has referred me urgently to the Breast clinic and found a heart condition that she feels needs to be investigated urgently. Next week is full of tests x rays etc while I feel more energetic and well than I ever hoped. I have lost about a stone in weight since Christmas which I am sure has helped the arthritis and my word do I look good in my Increasingly loose clothes. I am not going to worry until they tell me that I have something to worry about and am spending the break with my dear sister without whom I should be lost. The last thing I want to do is worry my boys and spread alarm and despondency.
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Oh croescade! Your attitude is so grounded and sensible. I am so glad that you have a special sister in your life who sounds like your rock.
It is so unfair that you come out of one health storm and straight into another. It is commendable that you are taking time to notice all the good things about your recovery and getting off Pred.
I wish you all the very best with these investigations and subsequent results. I send you a virtual hug and all the blessings for an easy ride. You’ll be getting the real hugs and support very soon from your sister. Have a lovely Easter, allow yourself some chocolate. Well done!
Good luck with all that and well done with the approach but I’m glad you’ve got your sister and the distraction I hope she brings. If the breast unit is like my local one (UK) , you get answers on the same day as to whether it is anything to worry about so you know where you are which is half the battle.
You and me both. So many new problems recently to add to the PMR and GCA. We, maybe fortunately, refuse to worry until told we have something to worry about. Congratulations on the weight loss. 👏 Hope you have an easy time with your investigations and a speedy recovery. Always having something to look forward to helps me stay more or less sane! Have a lovely time with your sister. 😊
Thanks Stella. I was concerned about coming off the dreaded 'p' but in the event it has passed without problems. The extraordinary thing is that I feel so well. In fact all spine and muscular problems are eased. I cannot believe that I have something seriously wrong with me but I shall wait and see. I have found comfort in the Mass this weekend. but I have issues to resolve. My older son is a steadfast practising Catholic who derives much strength from it. I haven't lost my faith - only doubts about the Church which is not so simple. Hey ho
Thank you PMRpro. She has detected a heart murmur which she thinks needs to be investigated. I have an enlarged heart - I have known this for some years but I haven't detected any alarming palpitations or anything so I was very surprised. I wonder if the pred has had an effect - we shall see. Anyway, I am really enjoying the Easter break. I hope yours is good too.
Hope you are enjoying your Easter Break 🐣 with your sister & so pleased you’ve got off the Pred ⭐️
It’s good you can put everything to one side until after Easter, sending you good wishes for the best outcome from both issues.
Do let us know how you get on.
Mrs N 💕
Keep optimistic, don’t cross any bridges until you get to them. Thinking of you & let us know when you’ve had you’re appointment.
It’s pretty much a One Stop Appointment where they can often give you an answer on the day.
Hope you’ve had a good Easter Day 🐣
Hi, I just saw your post... I hope things turn out well and "it" is NOTHING! I have had several scares of this type... mammogram shows something, I get sent for an ultra-sound, the a biopsy. Thank goodness it has always been something non-evasive. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.