Getting old is no fun!: Having been on pred for PMR... - PMRGCAuk

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Getting old is no fun!

Vanner460
Vanner460

Having been on pred for PMR since Jan 2014, and then developing Arthritis, I thought that that was the lot, but Oh no.

In March I developed Anaemia, and am now on 8 weekly blood transfusions. Then last week the real fun started. The glaucoma clinic said that my eyesight was borderline for driving, so I made an appointment for an eye test the next day. I didn't get there because , at 5am, the room started spinning. I couldn't get out of bed so my wife phoned the surgery when they opened, and after a while my doctor phonrd me, listened to what had happened, and said that I had Vertigo. Tablets prescribes, taxi ride for Jean to collect them, and 5 days later I am still getting the odd spin. Hope it goes awa y soon because the tablets label says no driving & no alcohol.

Eye test tomorrow to find out if the vision problem is Catasracts, which I know that I have, or if new glasses will give a temporary solution.

Sorry to rabbit on

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PMRpro
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How perspicacious of your doctor - vertigo is the symptom not the cause!!!! However - glad to hear you are on the mend!

Know what you mean - not me but OH has had an INTERESTING month to say the least. Two hospital incarcerations, the second partly due to measures taken during the first, have spiced life up a bit. However - on a positive note, the head of ICU told him today what a very sensible wife he had! I shall wear the crown with a degree of pride :-)

GOOD_GRIEF
GOOD_GRIEF
in reply to PMRpro

Sorry to hear your dear one is getting the rough of it at the moment. Take care of yourself, too.

After the initial rude awakening she is keeping a close eye on me, I am only allowed out under her supervision.

Constance13
Constance13
in reply to PMRpro

Ha ha - the “sensible” bit. Don’t think people on here would actually use that word - they’d up-grade it.😀

Rugger
Rugger
in reply to PMRpro

Very sorry to hear about your OH, but agree wholeheartedly with the head of ICU!

Vanner460
Vanner460
in reply to PMRpro

Hope that OH is recovering from his hospital visits.

Telian
Telian
in reply to PMRpro

You/we've had enough practice to wear the crown, you justly deserve to wear it with pride but sorry to hear OH unwell still, keep up the good work and don't forget yourself in all of this! My OH gets told to 'listen to your wife' - he says he does appreciate me - then why does he behave as is he's got a memory problem! Selective memory I call it...

PMRpro
PMRproAmbassador
in reply to Telian

Similar problem in this household too!!!! It's a man thing I think...

Rimmy
Rimmy
in reply to PMRpro

Thank heavens 'WE' have you here PMRpro and that you are not merely 'sensible' but very well-informed and super smart !!

I can just picture you the lovely sensible wife. I’d be chuffed with that. I do hope he’s making good progress and you are not over tiring yourself! We benefit from your huge good sense too. X

"Getting old is not for sissies" - Bette Davis

Poor you, you have really suffered. Just a thought, you don’t have headaches or jaw pain do you? I tend to think that symptoms link up in some way and I would want to be sure that GCA was definitely not a possibility.

I'm clear of both of those symptoms thank goodness.

As long as we keep waking up in the morning, it's better than the alternative... my mantra I use to remind myself when it gets flipping hard. Keep your chins up

Vanner460
Vanner460
in reply to Angiejnz

Both chins firmly raised

What a bummer!! Hope you get the eye situation sorted out satisfactorily.

Vanner460
Vanner460
in reply to Jackoh

Thanks, the test showed that new specs will solve the problem. Getting them on the 25th.

Panic over.

Jackoh
Jackoh
in reply to Vanner460

That's good news!

Telian
Telian
in reply to Vanner460

They'll see you right then!

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