Well, here goes again. DH hurt his back 3 years ago, 3 herniated discs, was off from work 3 months and physical therapy worked. He injured his back shoveling snow around Valentine's Day and kept thinking it would get better. Well it is only worse. He is now off from work and we go to Pittsburgh tomorrow to the back doctor. I hope he doesn't have to have to surgery. DD had back surgery last February at the age of 16 and we spent $6000 out of pocket for her medical bills. I cannot Afford this again. I still a Pittsburgh hospital $629.00 from her surgery. We make payments monthly. I feel bad for him because he is in so much pain but I am worried about the medical bills again. Sounds selfish, right. I cannot help it. DD is senior and we have so...many expenses coming up, we were counting on DH 's overtime to help pay for these senior items. I had been working full time as a Multiple Hanicapped Aide, but starting this week it will only be Mon-Wed-Friday, unless something else changes for the lady that I am subbing for. I hope this will continue and that way I will be able to pay for the things my DD needs for graduation. I really thought this was the year we were going to get out of debt, not sure now. We do have about $2000 in our savings but half of that is earmarked for her graduation party. I have been battling arthritis, and had testing done last week for the rheumatoid factor etc. I will find out next week what is going on with me. Sorry for the blubbering rant but I am a bit concerned and disheartened by it all. I really hate working because it just messes up my household and my family life, when I am not working our life is more calm and relaxed and peaceful. Say a prayer that therapy will help DH again, and thigns will get better for us. Also, we are undera snow advisory tomorrow when his dr.'s appointment is in Pittsburgh, which is an hours drive.