Chronic? I'm proof that there is hope.

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Posted by Don Pearson UK ( on March 16, 2000 at 06:13:48:

Even one attack can be too much for any of us, episodic or chronic. But I've been chronic. My deepest sympathies and respect for people are for those of you who are now.

I was seven years chronic - prednisolone would give me, at most, two months off every so often. When every day used to be a major obstacle and there seemed no prospect of remission. Of course, you lose hope. The future does not always seem to be worth contemplating

Then I had two years off - can you understand why I feel cheerful? Two years without CH!

Even now they have come back, my second course of prednisolone holds them(the first held them for ten days), I am so thankful that I can't worry about next week, whether I shall be episodic or revert to chronic. I am just pleased not to have had any for the last week.

It does happen. Keep on hoping - it could happen to you. Yes, a cure would be wonderful. Episodic would be better than chronic. But, just keep hoping for any time of peace that may come. Two years? It would transform your whole outlook on life, as it has mine.

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