I am on my 7th day of SEP, the rest day, but am feeling discouraged. I have fully embraced the diagnosis, but am still in a lot of pain. I was not able to walk yesterday as I had too much work, but walked my 2.6 miles in pain today. Usually, if I have had a break of a day, the pain is not as intense, but today that was not the case. When I was talking to a friend about the program earlier today, I mentioned that I thought there may be some connection to a facial birthmark on my right side and the fact that my hip pain is always on my right side. I never put those together before. It may be nothing, but the birthmark has impacted on my life a lot as a child; not so much now. I wonder if that is the reason that my pain is more exquisite today?