After a bunch of blood tests to get a baseline because of my great age, saw my doctor this morning. Everything is "great" and even CRP is normal, first time under two figures since this journey began (7.7). So she says to keep on tapering as I can, and come back in a year!
I asked about myofascial pain but she gave no suggestions about what to do, so will discuss with magic physiotherapist as this may be reason why shoulder therapies not as effective as expected.
Is this good news? I'd like to think so, but I think I'll miss the quarterly check-ins, creature of habit that I am. Sure I can find more fun things to do.
She was also a bit cross that I hadn't got the Shingrix vaccine. She gave a prescription to hubby, and one for me, when he visited her last week, but he didn't think to tell her I'd never had chicken pox. She seemed quite insistent that "everyone" has had chicken pox, but I'm pretty sure I haven't, and led a relatively sheltered childhood when it came to exposure to childhood diseases. Also, after seeing the major reaction hubby had, I've no intention of subjecting myself to same, especially as we don't know if I am truly immune. Hubby missed a shift at work and lay around all day feeling sorry for himself. Major red patch on his arm, too. Back to normal, such as it is, today.