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Janet & John, and the New Rheumatologist.
Janet & John, and the New Rheumatologist image.

“Janet and John were enjoying their secure, suburban retirement dream. Retired from their respective careers in Accounts Administration and Sales Management, their 2 children had long since grown up with 4 grand-children following eagerly in their family’s professional and social footsteps.

So, now it was time for Janet and John to enjoy the Good Life at last – with the usual trappings of a nearly-new Mercedes in the driveway, ample supplies of Vintage Claret and Gin in stock, VIP membership at the local Golf Club and a large house and garden to maintain and enjoy.

 


The Boss Holds Delicate Negotiations with The Adrenal Department imageThe Boss Holds Delicate Negotiations with The Adrenal Department..

“So, enough’s enough. As the ‘Boss’ around here, and after 12 months with PMR, I need to re-mobilise the Adrenal Team after their long lay-off. But how best to do it? I decide to have a chat with Ade & Des (the ‘Guyz’) in the Adrenal Department….

 


Are You ‘Normal’?  Take this test to find out
Are You ‘Normal’?  Take this test to find out image

After reading your many posts and queries about the confusing myriad of physical and emotional effects of PMR, and also those of the Steroids that manage the symptoms, I have devised the enclosed simple, user-friendly Questionnaire to help you to identify your Personal Score on the ‘MB Normal to Bonkers’ scale – with some suggestions about how to interpret your score in your own context.

 

 

 


Some alternative Experiences on the Journey imageSome alternative Experiences on the Journey

Well, there’s no question that PMR changes our lives. And, the powerful drugs that treat it can also affect our Mood and Behaviour in strange, sometimes dramatic ways. However, PMR can also bring a wonderful opportunity for Self-realisation and Development – as I’ve discovered for better or worse.

 


An alternative explanation for PMR - from ‘The Professor’
An alternative explanation for PMR - from ‘The Professor’ image

I expect that many here, like myself, are asking ‘why me?’ and searching for an explanation of the PMR process and how it affects us physiologically and psychologically.

In my research, I remembered some of the wise words from the eccentric ‘Professor’, the late Sir Stanley Unwin, who always had an entertaining twist on anything medical or technical. If he were alive today, I think he would explain PMR something like this…

 

 

 

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Mark Benjamin

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Janet & John, and the New Rheumatologist image.
The Boss Holds Delicate Negotiations with The Adrenal Department image
Are You ‘Normal’?  Take this test to find out image
Some alternative Experiences on the Journey image
An alternative explanation for PMR - from ‘The Professor’ image
Write me funny book cover
Janet & John, and the New Rheumatologist image.
The Boss Holds Delicate Negotiations with The Adrenal Department image
Are You ‘Normal’?  Take this test to find out image
Some alternative Experiences on the Journey image
An alternative explanation for PMR - from ‘The Professor’ image