My husband has been ignoring the tingling in his leg for 3 weeks, despite my constant badgering that it is sciatica and he needs to get help. He believes me now after having the paramedics at the house and a trip to the emergency room. Yesterday he lifted a 40lb bag of dogfood that probably put the nail in his sciatica coffin. After calls to the doctor and prescriptions for vicodin, he was still screaming at the top of his lungs and crying. He couldn't walk or sit so I couldn't even drive him to the emergency room. Finally, he started yelling for me to call 911 b/c he could no longer take the pain. Our 8 year old twin sons just came home from a b-day party and started freaking out. After several hours in the ER and enumerable percoset painkillers my husband was able to stop screaming. My kids had nightmares all night and I made sure my husband took his medicine throughout the nite. I had 2 hours sleep. Luckily, he has an appointment to see a spine specialist orthopedist tomorrow to get some real help. Funny, how even handbags aren't of much interest to me today. Hopefully I'll snap out of this hell soon. I'm just glad he's feeling a little better. I know this is totally unpurse related but I just needed to vent. Sorry.