I agree with BLL, it really is your body telling you to tuck in and take it easy when that happens. I know how frustrating it can be to be active and working and then WHAM our body seems to turn against us. It amazes me how I can look out at a beautiful day from my window and be unable to go pick the tomatoes, or weed eat around my bushes or even walk outside to cut flowers for the house. It is ok to give in and rest for healing. Sleep (or just rest), water, and taking medications as needed to control the pain are what we all have to do. Many folks get creative on how to occupy the mind and time to not become so overwhelmed by it all. Read back on some of the older posts and you will see what I mean. You are not alone, and it will eventually ease up. Everyday I wonder if it will be a good one, not so good, or a stay in the bed and keep the head tucked under covers....lol. A good sense of humor helps to deal with this as we only have some many tears we can shed. Hang in there, and allow others to listen to your problems since you have spent years doing that for others.