So yesterday was a very good day. I realized while enjoying a lovely lunch with some folks I just met that the entire time I had no back pain. Of course once I told myself that the pain returned so I talk a little and told myself to go have a leisurely swim. And I did. The pain is present but not taking over my day. Today I did some gentle yoga and again spoke to myself about my health and strength. I am getting a lot out of this forum. The plies have been so supportive and I really appreciate it. I find evenings hard. I am tired after running around after my 15 mn old all day. So that's when I tend to give in to the pain. Tonight I am just telling myself I am just tired, mentally, physically. These intense temperatures boil my already hot Irish blood and makes me über testy. This pain will go away, like the heat, like everything else. This too shall pass.