Thank you everyone for your words of support on Sunday. Yesterday and today were much better physically and emotionally. Called the rheumy and they got me in a week earlier so I'll see them Sept.16. I've learned a hard lesson, as much as I hate to take the pain meds, I need to and not let the pain get ahead of me. Saw my ND today and we tweaked a couple supplements and we discussed how to help my body as I taper down. So nice to have a really supportive ND and GP. Got notice that my employer submitted their part of my claim for disability insurance so that's in the works. All in all good things. Hope everyone is doing well so far this week!