The most disheartening thing that the dr. Said about my condition was that I would need surgery that would fuse my lower spine and would be about 5 months for full recovery. He also said that I should give up paddling the dragon boat. I paddle 4 times a week and LOVE it. BUT it was actually that information that propelled me into this program, so ultimately it was a good thing. It's funny the things you can forget to ask while in the Drs office. Like, if my condition is so bad, why does it disappear while I'm on vacation? And if my condition is so bad, why am I not in pain while doing strenuous activities? And so many more. The information I was getting from the dr was ultimately not making sense. So hear I am, working the program. I am finding All the information very useful!