From everything I've read, I think I'll be able to return to work once I find the medicine (regime) that works for me. I'm really hopeful that one day I may be able to brave the route of alternative treatments, etc. I'm not ready to explore those options because this is all so new.
My next question is if someone is not able to work due to this disease, when did you know, or rather how do you know. Here is my confusion: on most days after a few hours I feel 'normal.' I have pain, but I can work through it, especially when I'm distracted by other things (one reason I think work is good for me). I do get the serious fatigue going about midday, and need a nap. From what I'm told this will also not be the case once I'm getting the proper medicines going. As long as I stay on the prednisone, I can function. I do have those days, however that I can't move despite all my efforts.
How do I know when I'm well? Is what I'm asking...I know it's silly, but again this is all new?