It is cold and rainy in Oregon today and I am home from work. My sciatic pain has been increasing a bit in the past few weeks, but today it is bad, bad, bad. I haven't done anything out of the ordinary, but am wondering if I'm going to be one of those old ladies with rheumatism? :worried: I've used my roller this morning and am about to hook up my tens unit. I've also taken two pain pills so far (one usually will knock out my pain). I have my one year check-up with my surgeon on Tuesday, so I can talk with him about this, but I'm just wondering if any other post-ops are affected by the changes into the cold weather? I'm older than a lot of you are (I'm 55), so I guess some of the aching comes with age, but I've never gotten random cold weather aches of this severity before.