They said they wanted to do a full MRI on my back to see what those discs are doing also see if anything is pushing on my scatica nerve, plus I might need my shoulder operated on again, it has been 2 yrs in June. They said that from 25 patches they would put me on Lortab that way it was easier on me, I have no idea if it will be or not, and we were also told that I might have to be on medicine the rest of my life because if there is an issue that is not really fixable then they have to make sure that I am not in alot of pain. I have started exercising, some days it does not go real good, I can not always keep the same pace. I was on lexapro - my husband just fussed because I got medicine, said that I did not need it. I was taking that while on this pain medicine, effexor made my blood pressure shoot up. One of these days my husband is going to need medicine and his beer is not going to help him. I can not stand the smell of that stuff. His beer causes me and him issues, I wish he would never drink again. Talk about stress. OK, back to the subject, when I see the dr on the 14th I am going to sit down and ask him exactly what his plan is and write everything down. That way I will know exactly everything that is going on. Thank you for the great words, it nice to talk to someone that understands what you are going through.