Thanks for the responses. I'm actually glad its really inflamation. I don't want another surgery. Well I started the Pred. today, 40mg., for 2 weeks when I see the Dr. again. Then he'll decide what to do. He also scheduled me for a CT scan to make sure there are no abcesses, as I am in pain everywhere in my abdomen. I do hate the pred, more than anything, but if it works, I guess it's worth it.