Now, the Daily Mail isn't normally my favourite newspaper, but today it definitely is. The Mail has published a long and really good feature on Giant Cell Arteritis, the tragedy of people who lose their sight because of it not being diagnosed, and the scandal of doctors who don't see what is right in front of their noses.
Some of these stories make really sad reading, and it is terrible to think that it is such a waste, because but for the sake of steroids costing a few pence, and a doctor having the wit to try it out, somebody has gone blind forever and there is nothing that can be done to put it right.
Please read this article. If you have GCA, tell us how you got on with the diagnosis. If you have PMR and are under treatment, thank your lucky stars that you are probably safe from any danger of this happening to you (but be aware). And above all, tell all your friends and everyone you care about what the symptoms are. And hopefully within the next five years we can Stop GCA Blindness!