As hard as it is because yes you are in a very difficult spot all the way around, try to stay as calm as possible. I know that is an awful lot to try and do, but stress causes more pain. When you are all tensed up and in a bundle just adds to the pain. Steroids are fine on a short term basis, so I would not get just real concerned there. He did not give you all that many if I remember right.
Yes, it is comforting to know there is a place to go where other people know how you feel and understands many things you speak of. At least you know you are not alone. Pain can make a person feel very lonely and we all know that so when you feel alone come here and talk, someone is usually around to listen.
We will all be thinking good thoughts and sending you good vibes. Try not to get too scared reading about your condition. Remember knowledge is powerful, nothing wrong with you educating yourself about your condition, it can only help you. Keep us posted.
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.