I'll have to wait to see the orthopedist. The earliest I can get in is May 12th. Called my regular doc and told him I had to be back at work Monday(My idea. Can't stand being at home any longer. Nor can I afford it.) and to prescribe some stronger pain pills. He did and I'll pick them up Friday and use the weekend to see how they affect me. My team leader at work has been helping me work out my absences so they won't count against me so much. I have applied and gotten a leave of absence for the time I"ve been off.