Hi Hilda, yep, over in chronic pain.
Hi Ginny. Nope, no pred, but a couple times a year my GP will take pity on me and give me a cortisone shot IM. It really helps. I wish he would put me on pred, I can't take NSAIDS cuz of my gutt problems, which is another story. ugh. And the steroids also actually settle my gutt problems as well.
Anyway, today I got that pain in my right hand and middle finger that I've been getting in my foot. It's not the 'usual' burny pain of my joints, it's a sharp stabbing pain. It takes my breath away. Nothing wrong that I can see. Makes me feel like a total freak. :( But it probably is like they said earlier, related to my neck/back issues.
Today I'm popping and cracking like crazy, must be the arctic blast we're getting here today. One of the neighbors brought some sewing over this morning for me to do. It was funny, cuz when I got up and walked across the room, everything was just cracking and he just looked shocked, LOL!
What's funny is, even though supposedly my lower back is worse off than my neck, it doesn't bother me half as bad as my neck. Go figure.
Anyway, I'm just blathering on and have nothing new to report until the scan on the 4th. I suppose it will take a few days for the GP to get the report back. The scan is the day before my 45th birthday. Yep, sure makes me feel old. *sigh*