I am really feeling fortunate and blessed. So many good things have happened. My daughter graduated from college with honors, I flew, drove, slept in many foreign beds. I kept up my stretching and cardio, but not as frequently. I have put on about 5 pounds due to indulgent eating, but not torturing myself because I will lose it and needed to just eat what I wanted for a change. My daughter and I celebrated with a trip to Ecuador, which had me terrified due to my back history. It has been an excellent voyage. Had a massage when my back acted up and it helped. Ignored occasional pains. I have been here 10 days and all has gone well. We hiked, rented dune buggies, walked miles and had a wonderful cultural experience. For the first time ever, I did not over-schedule, over plan us and it was excellent quality time. I am not taking my good health for granted, but am confident I will keep it up. Funny enough, I have had some bizarre skin allergic reaction to I think the detergent in Ecuador and am itchy, swollen and red all over. Bizarre, but mangeable. TMS ? I doubt it, but it did crossed my mind !!! Will resolve when I get home tomorrow. >If it is, my mind is more powerful than I ever imagined, so a win win.