I hurt. Getting out of bed hurts. I can only lay on my stomach. Pain meds don't really help. I only work 30 hours a month and thank God the hours are flexible. I've been in bed all day and I'm frustrated. I've never had back pain before. It started about 6 months ago and is just getting worse by the day. I've been through all the conservative treatments and my pain doc wants me to have surgery. I don't see the spine doc till the end of the month. I'm not sure what to do in the meantime...just live in pain???? This is no fun.