I was diagnosed with GCA January 2020 I have been shielding since March first lockdown 2020 luckily I am retired so do not have to worry about that. My consultant did tell me it is rare I only know 1 other person who has it. Stay well stay safe
Welcome to the Online Community.
Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) is a rare condition yes. I am so pleased you have found this site and can connect with others who have it too.
For those who do not know what it is here is a link: Giant cell arteritis (GCA) | Causes, symptoms, treatments (versusarthritis.org)
and this is another thread from August last year by another person with the condition: Hi — Versus Arthritis
It's good that you are able to shield at home safely as you being retired.
Please do join in anywhere you wish you are assured of a warm welcome from our members.