I guess I'm having a hard time figuring this one out. I have a husband, 3 kids, a house, a dog, a cat, etc. During the day I'm home alone with the 3 kids, so I can't take anything for the pain, which gets pretty severe at times. In the evening my husband is home, and I usually end up taking my pain meds before bed. However, I can see my husband is feeling overwhelmed and I hate to see him that way. I want to do more to help, but even standing at the sink for 5 minutes washing dishes causes severe pain. I'm fine when I'm sitting or lying down, but after a few minutes of standing, the pain starts to intensify. The other day I went upstairs to put a small basket of laundry away. The basket was already upstairs, and it took me all of 10 minutes, but by the end of it the pain was excrutiating. So then I find myself questioning, am I supposed to just push through the pain and do this stuff anyway, or am I supposed to take it easy when the pain gets bad? I feel like there are little things that I can do to make it easier on my husband, but even those little things end up causing more pain. So how do I balance the pain with getting stuff done around the house? I'm having a hard time figuring this one out.