Although having missed a couple of days of the education program in the last week, due to a busy schedule, I'd say that overall there is a general improvement in my symptoms. In the first few days especially I noticed a huge improvement to the point where I wasn't feeling too much of the familiar pain. The last few days has seen a reccurrence of some of my symptoms. I have just started a new job so it seems apparent that this recent aggravation is largely due to that. While it is still as up and down process I can safely say that my symptoms tend to get worse depending on my stress levels. Sometimes it can be easy to forget the cause of the symptoms but generally speaking I haven't been restricted in any of my normal activities. I am simply aware of the pain as opposed to being restricted, a step in the right direction.