Dang Sean, that totally sucks (I have cleaned up the expletives for the forum). You are way too young to have to suffer from this. My downhill slide started when I was 50, and now almost 10 years later, I have osteo in my neck, back, and knees. Mine is manageable, but the side effects from the anti-inflammatories have already caused me to cut back to just Tylenol, which is not nearly as effective. My wife is 58 and has degenerative osteo in her hands.
I hope your doctors can provide you with enough relief to make it bearable. Is surgery an option?
Anyway, best wishes to you, and many thanks for providing us with this great forum. Take care of yourself.
Sean, I'm very sorry to hear of your health problems. Nothing should take precedence over regaining your health and caring for your family. You have a world wide community cheering for your recovery and eager to help out in any way possible.