Oh, I so know what you are going through. Even though I know better I seem to do this same thing on a regular basis. Right now I am in agony after doing way to many outside chores this past weekend, plus I am taking care of 2 y/o grandson 4 days/week. It caught me Monday night. Ya, the pain pills get you through the chores, but then what??? You and I, and I imagine many others, have found out the hard way but like you said...things need to get done!
Go for warmth...heating pad, rubes, whatever it takes. Gentle hugs!
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