Hello all, I am new to the forum but thought that some people might have some insight on the predicament I am facing at the moment. Basically, I just started my dream job of being a vet tech two days ago but have been in horrible pain in the last 48 hrs due to the physically demanding aspects of the job. I knew it was going to be physically demanding but I wasn't quite sure how my body would react. So I felt extremely defeated when my pain shot up to like at 9 out of 10 on the pain scale after just one day at the job. I know I was stressed just because it was my first day on the job but I was also doing many activities that typically spike my pain including washing lots of instruments and dishes, lifting and restraining large animals, crouching down on the floor etc. I went ahead and pushed through the pain to finish my second day yesterday and by the end of the day was in tears due to the amount of pain in my neck and head. I took my max amount of meds allowed and was still sobbing while laying in bed last night because of the pain. I can say that this is one of the moments where my pain has been so high that I would typically go to the ER but I don't really feel like that is an option at this point due to covid. I have today off and then will go back to work for two more days before my weekend. However, my schedule has me working four, 10 hour days in a row every other week which sounds very miserable at this point. However, despite the pain, I am really enjoying the job and am learning a lot and am happy that I am pursuing this career that I have wanted to pursue for my entire life. I am just very conflicted and I am not sure what the right move is at this point. Like do I want to push through the pain for a couple of weeks to see if my body starts to adapt? Is it worth putting my self through that pain and traumatizing myself further? I honestly don't think anything is worth being in the amount of pain I was in last night and just want to make a choice that will make me the happiest/stress free person I can. Anyways, any insight would be great so I guess just let me know what you all think. Thank you!