First, thanks so much for the welcome and advice! I've been sitting here too long reading all the postings, and boy am I starting to feel it! I will definitely be taking a hot bath in short order, but as my pain meds are wearing off, it occurs to me that I have been reading a lot of descriptions of pain as achy and flu-like, but my pain is very sharp and deep, and there is a horrific burning sensation that goes along with that. It feels as if the skin is burning, not just the muscle. I can't even stand to have my clothes touching my body in those spots when its bad like that! Does anyone else have that same type of pain, or is it mostly the achy kind for you all?