Hi Snowbunny 21,
Thank-you for the warm welcome! I have taken corticosteriods once before. I was optimistic because I had heard very positive things, but I found the effects didnt last long for me. If it comes to it I would be willing to try it again.
Yes that lack of activity is most distressing. I was a swimmer as well back in my day and when this pain stuff goes down that will be one of the first things I get back to, atleast getting back in the pool a bit.
I am trying to go to physical therapy as much as I can, my Dr. tells me to go twice a week but lately for the past 3 weeks it has been quite tough for me.
The organic food is a great suggestion, yet slightly expensive! I have recently moved in with my daughter, which has defintiely helped me as her and her husband like to eat healthy.
Thanks again for your support!