I feel awful. It is Christmas and I am having a hard time getting out of bed. I wrapped all of the presents ,around 50 in total, but it took me 3 days. The pain has been excruciating. On a scale of 1-10 it has been 30 and I have a high pain tolerance. I am now having problems getting my breath and so I wake up at night feeling like there is a great weight on my chest. If I prop up then the breathing is somewhat better, however the pain in my back and hip is worse. My doctor has quadrupled the muscle relaxer, but I can't sleep anyway. I should be baking, but I have no energy and it is hard not feeling depressed. I have a friend who is upset because I might not be able to do a New Years Eve party. I just need to find enough energy to get through this...........sorry for the rant, but I just had to vent.

Thanks for "listening",

Karen