Short version for those who do not know. Deep cleaning at dentist caused major blood infection and internal abscess on lower leg. He also had damaged aortic valve.
They opened up the calf of his leg on both sides and actually cleaned it out by pulling a cloth thru back and forth. That was the most painful. Then they closed one side and left the outer side open and attached a pump to it. His white blood cell count went from 515 down to normal so then two days later they did open heart on him and gave him a pig valve. I now call him pig boy. I guess all the pigs he has hunted are paying him back.
Now I am awaiting a call to see if I get to move to Oregon. It has been a month of waiting and I figure with all this stress I am doing pretty well. I am back to ten slow tapering to 9.
Now here is something new. My rheumatologist told me to start taking Tylenol. So I have been doing 1000 mgs about 3-4 times a day. My crp is down to normal and my hip pain comes and goes so go figure. Tylenol never did anything for my pain. He says he thinks my GCA has run its course and now we will work on getting Pmr under control. He thinks I am at 7.5 but I know I will flair again so sticking with the plan.
The town I am moving to has a Main Street and has only 1700 people. I will live by a creek and 1/2 mile from fishing on the John Day river. The closest big town is 4 hrs away.
Yes they have a clinic and a small hospital so I am all set.