I'm a Mom of a 14 year old boy, and I work full time (sometimes more than full time) as an IT Manager. Everyday, I work through a very long day in a LOT of pain, I feel guilty when I don't work a full 8 hour day. I feel bad that I can't always do my best. I still cook dinner every night, do laundry, but I did recently hire someone to help me our house because I just couldn't do it anymore. I'm not sure if the people I work with understand how difficult the pain can be. I recently started taking norco occasionally during work time because I just couldn't stand the pain and concentrate on my work. I will be having surgery soon to replace C6 and C7 discs (hopefully ADR, if I'm not a good candidate for that I will get ACDF). Does anyone else feel guilty for not being able to put in a full days work, and that your coworkers don't understand how difficult it is?