I just saw a list that said Newbies are welcome, and I am glad of that. I don't know the procedure for posting properly here. I don't know what a PM is. I am totally lost. And I don't know a lot about what I have - radiculopathy? I have had a medrol dose-pak and 3 lumbar epidural injections. In that time, I have gained weight. Is this normal? Because I find it depressing.
Oh, my name is FreedomHeart, I am 54 yrs. old, and am now fatter than I was, which wasn't very before all the steroids. Most of the weight is in my stomach and thighs.
It is discouraging. It is difficult to exercize, as I am out of shape from being in pain for so long, and am not carrying the extra weight.
I would appreciate any help/advice anyone can offer.