Exactly how I felt. I could barely do carpet cleaning, i cant imagine laying carpet. Im 6'4". That doesnt help!Sounds alot like the problem im having. I need to start drinking more water. I drink mostly iced tea (diet). I lost my taste for water. I have to put down the iced tea now and force myself to chug a liter bottle of water. Im hoping thats my problem lack of water. Because carrying carpet up steps right now doesn't feel like ill make it another month at this. Last week my dad tore the quadricep muscle off the bone. And is out for 9 months or more. He shouldnt be kicking carpet anymore anyway hes pushing 70. I do somthing like that and im screwed. Everything i know and do requires manual labor. So i got sports wraps around both knees. I'll try anything at this point to avoid possible surgery.