So, we went on holiday, and other than getting more tired than I wished, I went ahead and saw all the things I wanted to see, walked around, had coffees in cafes and lunch. Sitting is a lot easier, and I did sit for the 2 hour car journey each way and back. I still have some minor lower back pain, and if I sit a lot, my flank gets sore, but this is a real improvement. Had a classic TMS moment when we came home this afternoon... I had just had lunch, and thought I would have a nap....wham, massive headache. I never have headaches, very, very seldom, and this was a whopper. I thought, nope, this is TMS trying to distract me and I waited it out. Headache and stiff neck are now just about gone. Hee. I have also slept like a log the past five nights! I suppose at the moment, I am more than ready for the rest of this back pain to go away, but I'll keep hanging in and journaling and cultivating patience (not one of my strong points ), because I continue to improve every day. I am determined to get well.