Just a quick update...the doctors appointment went quite well, better than I expected. Blood pressure was remarkably good and although he detected a slight wheeze in the lower quadrant of my right lung, he said it wasn't anything to worry about and overall he was pleased. Since he had only given me a weeks worth of the steroid meds and I hadn't taken any in well over a week, he is going to grant my wish and hold off on the steroids for now. However, if I have a flare up then I can expect he will write a long term script...pronto. But a small victory nonetheless. I have to return in a month for a follow up and also have some bloodwork done before the next appointment because my thyroid levels are low and he's been keeping an eye on that too. The results from the bone density scan were not available yet so he will call me with those as soon as they come in.
I was pretty much skipping out of there today. Hopefully I can stay healthy and stay off the nasty steroids. That's my goal anyway. And I truly feel 100% better than I did 6 months ago.
Time for bed. Will post more tomorrow.