There is one small revolution that has come out of the recent spike. I call it the "tiny bag" revolution. For the first time, since I started here in 2009, I am traveling light. I have cut my necessary gear down to almost nothing. Once I started to do that, I started to feel better. The idea is that I have a sore spot at the base of my spine (probably arthritis) that is exacerbated by 10-15 lbs of gear on my back.
There will be more information on Friday. I am going to the CP Clinic at Columbia University for a consult.