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Thirty. Good number, right? ...damn, I remember "being" 30! How can that be more than 30 years ago? Great age though. We were, "Old enough to know better; young enough to learn." Now... numbers (and age) take on a whole different significance... but it's all good. We cool.

It has taken me 226 days to go from 80mg of Prednisolone to 30mg; however, in the big scheme of things (and compared to others) that's not so terrible. So today, I embrace 30. I celebrate it! I own it! I got this!

1. The number of days in the months April, June, September and November

2. The total number of answers/questions in the TV game show, Jeopardy.

3. In years of marriage, 30 is the pearl wedding anniversary.

4. The duration in years of the “Thirty Year War” - 1618 to 1648

5. The code for an international direct call to Greece.

6. The house number of 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin)

7. The number of tracks on The Beatles' White Album

8. Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver.

9. To be a U.S. senator you must be over 30 years old.

10. At about age 30, Jesus of Nazareth was baptised by John the Baptist.

11. A rallying-cries of the 1960s, 'Don't trust anyone over thirty'.

12. The number of uprights that formed the Sarsen Circle at Stonehenge,

13. The square of 30 is 900 and the square root of 30 is 5.5

14. 30% as a fraction is 3/10 or 0.3 as a decimal.

15. In the binary number system 30 can be written as 11110.

16. In the hexadecimal number system 30 can be written as 1E.

17. In Roman Numerals the number 30 can be written as XXX

18. If you travelled 30 kilo meters then this would be equivalent to 18.6 miles.

19. Also a length of 30 meters is equivalent to 98.4 feet.

20. A weight of 30 kilograms is equivalent to 66.1 pounds.

21. A temperature of 30 degrees Celsius is 86 degrees Fahrenheit.

22. In Back to The Future, Marty McFly travelled 30 years back in time.

23. In geometry, a 30 sided polygon is triacontagon

24. In cinema, “30 Days of Night” is an American horror film made in 2007.

25. In chemistry, the atomic number of Zinc is 30.

26. The 30th President of the United States was Calvin Coolidge

27. In the game of Bingo, the ball 30 is known as “Dirty Gertie, Blind 30”

28. Cats have exactly 30 teeth.

29. Mark Anthony and Egyptian Queen Cleopatra died in the year 30 B.C.

30. The number of Prednisolone milligrams, mamici1 is taking, as July 7th, 2018.

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Brilliant!

Well Done Melissa ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Hehehehehe, CHEERS Mrs Nails!!!!!

At 30 you are OLD. According to my nephew’s son!

Well yes... of course you are! I remember as a teenager and in my young twenties, subscribing to the belief that, "You cant trust anyone over 30!”

I LIKE the idea of “30”. 30 - 60 - 90 years old.😀

Fantastic !! - I was especially taken (apart from your 'new low dose' of course) with the 'fact' cats have 30 teeth !!!!

Well done to you 'a - Mazing' Melissa !! (I was trying to figure out the alliteration - um ...)

Love

Rimmy

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I know right???? Who knew? Every time I reduce I learn some "fun facts!" : )

I'm well impressed with number 30👍well done 💕

Thank you!!!!

You found the thirty examples this time I see, it keeps you busy as you like to be....Congratulations on your pearl pred and may the progress continue...xx

Hahahahahahaha! YES, thanks for that! All I could think about was finding "30" fun facts, but I had nothing else to do at 6:30 am, so... Thanks, My Pearl Pred Anniversary!

Typical - nothing else to do....you mean nothing that interested you!....also did you know England's first goal was in the 30th minute!!

"England scored their 1st goal, in the 30th minute of the World Cup quarter-final game, against Sweden."

Not 'within 30 minutes' - ON the 30th minute of that game, significant to your Pearl Pred I thought.....what a waste.....

OH WOW! Even better!!!!

Yeaaaahhh!! she got it - it's not you it's the pred....

" It's not me.... it's the Pred!"

Logo for my new Tee shirt line...

Hahahahaha! - might share the royalties with you! - hahaha again - think this hot weather's taking its toll.....

Fantastic! Light at the end of the tunnel....

Hmmmmm? Where there's a light... there's probably a train!!! : )

Ah yes but the train is going forward into the future just like you

well done

It is a long journey but we are unable to get off the train as we have no control over it

some days I'm driving the train and some days I'm a passenger.

today its to hot so I'm going by sail boat

Good for you. No other group would get it 😘

Congratulations! Hard won!

Congratulations and well done, not only for getting to 30mg Pred, but also for all the facts. 🎉

What's the next reduction to, 25mg? There must be loads of 25 facts. It won't be long now. We're all waiting........

Thanks Footfairy-1, I'll do two weeks at 30mg, before going to 27.5 for another 2 weeks. This is NOT my rheumy's plan... she said 5 mg's every 30 days, but hey, Po-ta-to... Po-tat-o! : )

Same Difference! Good Luck 🍀

WEll done Melissa

Thanks Julian! I actually had nothing to do with it.... my body has just decided to cooperate... for now at least!!!!

Well done Melissa!!

Thanks Jackoh!!!! I did nothing except take less pills... but for some "strange" reason, my body is cooperating with the lower dosage! Fingers crossed, it continues.

That's really encouraging Melissa! So pleased for you. Xx

Thank you... thank you so much!

Great progress mamici1. 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 30 rounds of applause! 💓

Cheers Jane!

Hi Melissa

Just to say GUESS WHAT !!?? I have just had to join you in the spectacular 30's Club !! My first real flare has now meant a substantial taper UP to get my inflammation down - yes disappointing as I had been as low as 12 at one point. Actually I didn't taper VERY fast - I even had several weeks just sitting on 15mg - but regardless here I am so now we can both hopefully 'descend' together and if not in 'exact' step compare notes at least. You seemed so very brave and determined at those higher doses so I am taking you as my role model - and if we can't be '20' years old again (mind you I'm not quite sure I'd want to be - LOL) perhaps we can be one day at least 'BE' ON 20 !!

Rimmy

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Ooooooo noooo, Rimmy! That so sucks!!!!

I'm so sorry.... they say misery loves company, but I NEVER would have wished for you to be in my "30" club!

Yes, lets descend together! I just got to 30 so I will be here for 30 days. What is your taper down plan? (Don't tell my Rheumy, but I am sneakily dropping by 2.5 every 15 days... I end up in the same place, it's just not a drop of 5mg all at once; it's 2.5 twice a month!) I have such a hard time with withdrawals symptoms....

Anyway, WELCOME to THIRTY! Happy to have you!!!!!! ...even though I know you'd rather be elsewhere! xxxx

THIRTY

* The number of Pred mgs Rimmy was on after her real flare. : (

Thanks Melissa - I am truly if a little reluctantly 'honoured' to be included on your fascinating 30's list.

I was primarily worried that I would get the 'racy' feelings I used to have at these 'higher' doses but so far feel fine - I think I have been encouraged by your 'enthusiastic' (under the circumstances that is) and positive attitude. After all as much as we like to denigrate Pred I remind myself it is 'saving' us from possibly much worse 'stuff' !! Not sure how long I will stay 'up' here as I'm responding to symptoms - or hopefully lack of them to make my next move as my inflammation markers have never been very indicative from the beginning and even now with 'new' temple pain and headaches they are pretty 'normal' .

At least we will have some parity for a while and wouldn't it be great (I say 'wishfully') if we could 'exterminate' this whole GCA thing around about the same time ....

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