My mum 3 weeks ago was diagnosed with vasculitis. I have just found this site and I have to say I had never heard of this condition until now and I am surprised how many different symptoms it causes. I now realise that she has had various symptoms for a number of weeks but I was just ignorant. I have learnt so much since reading peoples blogs and looking at the Vascular UK site. I now feel more able to cope when she eventually comes home. The main condition with her is numbness of legs and hands and that she has developed foot drop which is also a symptom and i thought it was old age (sorry mum) She is going to a nursing home today hopefully for approx 4 weeks for rehab to enable her to come home. Her kidney function is also affected and I have yet to establish exactly what that means.