What kind of day will I have? The pain was moderate to severe as I got up and moved around the house first thing this morning. Now it has settled down to just ‘moderate’ while I sit here in the study. I need to take some more pills as usual. There are times when I think I’m just being a wimp and I only need to be strong and just ignore the pain. How bad can it be? Suck it up! But then I realize that it really does hurt…a lot. And how long will it continue? Will surgery do anything for me? What will I be able to do after surgery? Is there still a marathon in my future? There has to be.