Also, am doing much better today. Mom gave me vicodin last night and it totally worked and I slept really well. When I got in today I found out that the reason the prescription wasn't there was that my insurance company had given my doctor a hassle about it, the morons. So they had samples of the meds waiting for me and I went and picked them up during my lunch hour. Also have heat pads thingies but they are not so helpful...they don't seem to get to where the pain is, if that makes any sort of sense. Much much better now - thanks to everyone who offered ideas and sympathy.
Tomorrow I am going to visit my sister, niece and brother-in-law. I was hoping to go next weekend, but they will be celebrating their anniversary then, so tomorrow it is as the weekend after next I will be in England!!! The good: playing with my darling little niece who can talk a bunch, even if she is mostly mimicking. The bad: driving 3 hours each way. Ah well - an aunt must make these sacrifices.