Well, an end to the nearly relentless pain is finally in sight (more or less). It turns out, my doctor says my back isn't just 'out' again, I probably have a herniated disc. Ouch! An MRI on Monday should confirm, but physical therapy starts Monday morning regardless. I'll be going 3 times a week for 6 weeks at (get this) 7 AM!! Are you kidding me?? But I'm the one that didn't want to miss work over it.
For now, vicodin makes it so I can function through the pain.
So this weekend, I may be able to maintain an upright position and play Texas Hold'em Poker and Texas Hold'em :).