The doctor and the physical therapist have both said no heavy lifting. Bahhaa!! I honestly gave it a try. I gave the asking for help for lifting a try. It's just not practical. I have a cat that uses cat liter that comes in a 25 lb. to 35 lb. container. Who goes to the store to buy it? ME! I have dogs that require food that comes in 40 lb. to 50 lb. bags. Who goes to the store to buy it? ME! I needed dirt to fill in all the holes from where Bubba Bear tore up my flowerbed. That comes in 40 lb. bags. I am a gardener that mulches....the list is pretty endless. I am NOT good at asking for help. But, I did and it didn't go well. I ended up with hurt feelings and heaving 40 lb. bags of dirt to the backyard myself. Yes, I re-injured my back. Yes, I am frustrated. And, then to come home and find out I re-injured myself for nothing was the icing on the cake. Bubba Bear busted through my fencing to keep him OUT and dug up more holes and dug up ALL 3 azalea's I planted this weekend. This dog is going to be the death of me!!! Shock wires are in the very near future for him!!! I will win the war, but not sure what the compromise is for my back. Yoga maybe? I am going to ask the physical therapist on Thursday.