I am fed up to HERE with Jess today. This was the 3rd day she has woken me up in tears because her back hurts. She clearly has a muscle spasm or other back problem. that is not in doubt. I DO doubt the degree of pain today. She was "fine" when her dad left, then she came in and woke me up crying and sniffling in pain because she was in "agony". I couldn't form a coherent word, so I sjust mumbled when she said she had to lie flat and couldn't go to school. HOWEVER - Jess refused a hot pack to help loosen up the spasm this morning. She made a comment about how she "really really WANTED to go to school because it is a 4 day weekend". My BS-O-Meter ran into the red with that comment. I went into her room to find her after I woke myself up with cold water in my face. She was in the living room sitting up watching TV and playing on the computer!!! It will be very hard for me to believe she is hurting after this. At least hurting so bad she needs to stay home from school. ESP when she refuses simple measures to help with the pain. How STUPID does she think I am - she is FINE when dad leaves, then in agony as soon as he is gone?? AND getting up to watch TV and play on the computer rather than lie flat the way she tells me she has to?? AARRRGGGHHHH!!!!!!