Nina, I know how hard it is to work while in pain. I did it for many years. At the time I was undiagnosed and kept thinking I just needed to "deal". My last year of working I was on pain meds and it helped although it was still very hard. Finally I couldn't do it anymore and filed for disability which was granted in 04. I was bringing in 60% of our income and carried my own insurance so it was quite an adjustment when we went down to just my husbands income and I had to go on his insurance.
I'm sorry you're in the this situation. Would you be able to stop if your husband found something? Have you thought about disability, is that an option?
"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both."