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Lucia is there with a light at the end of the tunnel

 
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Ragnar Sweden



Joined: 08 Jun 2016
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Location: Sweden

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:00 pm    Post subject: Lucia is there with a light at the end of the tunnel  Reply with quote

To-day is the Lucia Day in Sweden. She comes with lights in her hair and in her hand. She enlightens us in the darkest period of the year with light and songs. This morning, Ragnar came and woke my wife up with the Lucia song and while drinking morning coffee we watched the TV programme with traditional and new Lucia  songs. We both thought back at celebration of Lucia when we went to school and when the children celebrated Lucia. If you are interested to find out more you can google Lucia in Sweden and also find songs on Youtube.
On December 13 in 2008, I got off pred after 3 ½ years of pmr and GCA. I had found out a new way of tapering slower than before and finally got off pred. I chose to say that I did it on December 13  - the Lucia Day in Sweden, because it is easy to remember and it also is a positive day. For us who have or have had pmr and/or GCA it is nice to know that Lucia is there with a light at the end of the tunnel.
On August 16 – my 79th birthday – I made a presentation in Chertsey, Surrey for the NE Support group about my story about the Ragnar method to taper pred. It was very nice to meet so many that I had just read about on the forum.
At last, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
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Free from pred since December 2008. OK so far. Member of Club Zero
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Jean



Joined: 03 Jun 2016
Posts: 136

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a lovely post Ragnar. Thank you for sharing the traditions of Sweden.

Wishing you and yours the Merriest of Christmases and all the best is maintaining freedom from PMR in 2017 and beyond.

And thank you for your contributions in helping so many of us manage prednisone reductions.

Jean 🤶🎄
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40 mg Mar 18/2014 for PMR/possible GCA; flare in May/14 from too rapid taper; back to 40 mg for a month. Flare and back to 15 mg May 2016. Now April 2017 and tapering to 10.5 mg.
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jenny



Joined: 03 Jun 2016
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Location: Cumbria

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I echo what Jean has posted.  Thank you Ragnar and Merry Christmas.
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Diagnosed pmr 2012.  Several flares.  Managed this last flare a bit better, now just need to avoid them!
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Mrs G



Joined: 03 Jun 2016
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Location: New Forest

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merry Christmas to you to Ragnar and a Happy Healthy New Year

December 13th was my Mothers Birthday and I was telling someone today if it fell on a Friday and we took her out for a meal in the evening quite often the Restaurant would be nearly empty as people were superstiious about going out on Friday the 13th ! Some friends have had a new baby boy today so I wont forget his birthday !

Best wishes

Rosemary


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