I think the worst thing a medical professional can do is to give you no hope for future improvements. When I started going to a physiotherapist, shortly after injuring my back, the physiotherapist told me that since I have arthritis in my back I would never again be without pain. I think that contributed a great deal towards what I am going through now. I remember my first thought being - "Oh no, that means I will never be able to sit comfortably again. Unfortunately that has proven to be true. I am now struggling to sit comfortably but at least I know that with time, patience and practice I will be sitting again with ease. For the first time in years I am sitting down to eat meals instead of kneeling at the table. Even though I still have pain when I sit, it's still very liberating. I am starting to feel hope for a better life with just this one act. Have a great day everyone!!