OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. You know, I've finally figured out how to describe this pain. There was an old Star Trek ep, the original series, where a jellyfish like creature attached itself to people's spines and gave them massive pain all over until it finally killed them. That is EXACTLY what this pain is like. I really do not know how much longer I can go on with these flares. It's not getting better with time, as I get older, it's getting worse. My turkey thawed a whole lot faster than I thought it would, so I have it in the oven now. Looks like I'll be celebrating a day early. There will be leftovers for the actual day, so I don't care so much. I just wish I wasn't in so much pain.