My father was something of a handyman. He was always tearing something apart to get it fixed or to see how it worked. I learned you could get things fixed with a screwdriver, a hammer and saw, and a crescent wrench.
There were many times I would come home from school and see the washer or dryer torn apart, or a chunk of the car lying on the dining room table, or furnace parts scattered all over the porch.
Somehow he always got the parts back together.
He taught me something I never forgot. “If the only tool you know how to use is a hammer, every job looks like a nail.”
In other words, think out of the box to get things done.
The rheumatologist was certain I had vasculitis.
Vasculitis is inflammation of your blood vessels. It causes changes in the blood vessel walls, including thickening, weakening, narrowing or scarring. These changes can restrict blood flow, resulting in organ and tissue damage.
If so, prednisone would take care of it. It did not. Not vasculitis.