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I am 32-year-old male with a doozy of a problem, one that I have not found discussed anywhere on the Internet.

A few weeks ago, I began experiencing excruciating pain down my left leg while I was picking up my 15-month-old daughter. A CT scan revealed a herniated L5-S1 disc. I was given Vioxx, Skelaxin, and Hydrocodone and told to avoid lifting my daughter if at all possible.

Needless to say, this is devastating. Putting all the emotional issues aside, on a practical level, I am alone (due to my wife's work schedule) with my daughter from Friday evening through Sunday evening. So I must lift her. Has anyone else lived through this scenario? What to do?