Thanks, it was 6 years since my last surgery which is pretty good and considering I'm not up for surgery immediately it may end up being even longer.
I wasn't on any meds except for 5 mg of prednisone and not on my GI's orders but on the Reumy's. My GI tried to get me off soon after surgery, but in the process I developed extreme muscle and joint pain so the reummy put me back on the 5 mg saying my adrenal gland was asleep and the prednisone was needed.
After surgery it was like being given a new lease on life, before my surgery I was literally rolling on the floor from pain. I haven't had severe pain since but lately I am feeling discomfort and a little bit of pain at times, that is why the GI said we can wait until things get worse before they do surgery.