I have tried in the past to take the pain meds and slog through, but then I'm flat on my back for a week or two afterward. I believe I do less in a way on the pain meds, and might be more inclined to sit on a box or a comforatable chair and rest. If you have a comfortable folding beach chair, like one you can lay on, or a cot or sofa or something, try bringing that first so that you can lay down on it while others work. Then as you feel up to it you can help a little. I think the key is setting people's expectations beforehand, like saying, "I'm not going to be able to help hardly at all, I might be able to do a little bit, I will be on pain meds, I wont be driving or making any trips alone and I won't be lifting. I can unpack and figure out where things go but ..." You get the idea. Perhaps you can pay a teenager to help with the move, or find a relative or buddy who would help some. Unpacking can be alot of work and stuff that guys don't like to do, so they may let you off just to do that. I don't knowif this helps. I'm just guessing a little not knowing your situation completely. I wish you the best and will pray that you don't hurt yourself or get wornout during the move and that everything goes ok. And I share your excitement about your new house!
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