I am going to try to do the best I can tomorrow night teaching. I do evening classes at a local college, and a long stretch from 5pm-10pm with a half an hour break in between. Sunny, I think you are right--I am going in full of meds...Most lit and art teachers are stoned half the time anyway. ; ) On Saturday morning, I woke up with such a full-on, agonizing supersonic back spasm that I was literally paralyzed in bed, screaming in pain and a cough was like being shot with a rusty arrow. I don't need any more of that. I am allergic to narcotics (even codeine to me is what I would imagine a bad acid trip would be like), and so, if you can believe it, the hospital sent me home with just extra strength ibuprofin. I had had Tagatol in IV, but they said it didn't come in pill form. On Sat., after the back spasms continued, my wife took me to the local health care clinic, where--da dum!--I was told that Tagatol DOES come in pill form, and they gave me that and three other non-narcotic pain meds, and I am up and about. Thanks for the support, you all. That's good medicine too.