Let me apologize for the length of this message now. I have been off of work for the past 16 months due to back and related problems. I have been a nurse for 26 years and miss it terribly. I was told by my doctors that I will never be able to return to work and to pursue disability. I am unable to sit for longer than 20 minutes, walk further than 10 feet, without severe pain in my back and hip. I cannot stand longer than 2-3 minutes without my leg going numb. I am home alone all day and all of my friends locally work during the day. I am so glad that I found this forum. This has totally been a blessing to find. There are days that I may stay on this forum for hours reading the posts and replying to the ones that I have some knowledge of. Nursing was my life and I loved it dearly. I really miss it. I am glad that I have my forum friends to talk to during this time in my life. Thank all of you that have befriended me and I hope to make many more. If I say anything or post anything that is inappropriate just tell me or PM me because I sometimes let my "mouth" get ahead of my hand. Once again thanks.