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My dad, aged 68 was diagnosed with sarcoidosis this summer. He was extremely ill, lost lots of weight and it got to a point where he could barely stand.
Since being diagnosed he has been put on steroids, 40mg initially now down to 10mg.
Although he has improved from his worst point, he has worrying dizzy spells, still seems tired and is unsteady on his feet.
My main concern is that by refusing to reduce his workload on his farm he will not allow his body to heal. He has about 100 sheep (this will be closer to 300 after the lambing season) and does most of the work himself. There is lots of heavy lifting and long hours (and dust when working indoors)
I feel that he has not realised the seriousness of his condition and just want to protect a father that we all love dearly.
Is he doing himself harm by continuing with all this work?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated
Michael, Donegal, Ireland
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