I have had an excellent first week. I resumed elliptical, stretching (because I want to), riding bike. Feel amazing. Of course, the way this diagnosis works is you doubt your good health and wonder when the misery will return. I am proud I have worked right through some discomfort to only find it dissipate in a short while. I had an epidural injection 2 wks ago for crushing pain that is likely making me doubt my progress with the TMS recovery program BUT I can say in my last relapse a few months my recovery was 3 MONTHS LONG with the same shot, so I know this is different. Being plagued by self doubt with my health is one of the issues I am attending counseling about. It makes NO sense as I am a picture of health, except for my herniated disc, at 45. I am blessed and am focused on that. I want my good health to DOMINATE my body, not the other way around. Anyway, birds are chirping. So much to be thankful for. More insight to be gained. Thanks to all for your kind words and support.