Posted 12/4/2008 7:38 PM (GMT -6)
Vicky, I know it will be awkward at work, but I find it helpful to stop what I'm doing at the very first twinge and either sit down or lie down until the ache passes. If I stop straight away, I might only be out of action for 10-15 minutes. If I wait until the ache is really bad and I can't do anything at all, I could be out of action for a day.
A hot water bottle pressed against the small of the back might help, too.
I'm thinking of you as you investigate that lump.