So, started my new job three weeks ago, and of course, it’s been a little hectic trying to learn everything about the company and my responsibilities. In short though, I love it! Now, this is where the conundrum comes in. I like it so much that I don’t want to lose it, yet, TMS is rearing its ugly head every F****** day! It seems to mainly be my ribs and shoulders, but it hit my middle back too! I am doing a lot of typing, but not as much as my last job, which ironically didn’t seem to affect my ribs or my back, only my arms and shoulders. Now, it’s both! I feel valued in the company and really love the challenges. My boss is great and it’s a small company, so I don’t feel like just a number. I have already given two presentations on social media, and even presented ideas that are being implemented as we speak. It’s a perfect fit, so why is TMS coming on so strongly? In the last 3 weeks, I’ve done painting, scraping, scrubbing, sweeping, mopping, and gardening - all without much pain - until last Sunday when I overdid it, I believe, and felt my rib pop out and start spasming big-time. This hadn’t happened in months. Since then being on the computer has been hell. It’s so bad that I take Motrin every day and icy/hot patch just to get through my workday. I only work 30 hours a week, and have half days Thursday and Friday, so not bad at all. I can’t continue to take Morin and Icy/hot every day just to be able to type. Why does TMS find the WORSE possible time to flare?? Any ideas as to what’s going on and how to forge ahead? @plum need your sage advice, please. TIA.