I have had chronic pain issues my entire life. I am nearly 50 now and over the past 8 years things have gotten progressively worse. After years of going to doctors and looking for the cause of all this I finally got to a spine and Pain Center. After numerous tests and a couple of MRI they found some spinal problems. Some bulging in compressed discs, some arthritis, stenosis and scoliosis. The usual slew of degenerative back issues. I have other problems as well that they can't point a finger at a physical cause for. Doctors blame it on fibromyalgia or asymptomatic migraines sleep apnea you name it I've got it. So my pain has been daily and has limited the things I can do day today for many years. In the past 3 years I have stopped being able to sit in any chair other than special one, they have stopped being able to do normal grocery shopping or housework without extreme pain, and stop being able to drive any distance without extreme pain. Ability to go to workand the types of work I can do. My doctor has me taking various opioids daily to control pain. This works pretty well and manages my pain it does not however allow me to do all the things I need to do to be regular. I finally decided to get a wheelchair to allow me to recline and put my feet up and to be pushed from place to place when I can't walk. Having a chair also allows me to use it as a walker and I have my Recliner everywhere I go to take pressure off of my back and relieve pain. I have not gone to the office in quite some time I called up our HR people today and talk to them about coming in one day a week. Now that I have the chair it was not an option before. Is anyone else in this position if so could you share with me your experiences and how you're getting your head around the whole thing. Did really doesn't number on your head.