This has been quite a week. When I first started with this site the pain worsened for two days but then I had moments of muted pain as I was busy helping to paint my kitchen. I made it a point not to worry about how I was bending or moving and trying to think psychologically and not physically. I was also able to go out two nights in a row (usually by the evening the pain was so great I didn't go out much). Last night I went to a very long dance recital. Our friends had saved us a seat about 6 rows back and I was right in the middle of the row with no chance of escape should I need to get up and walk a bit. I felt a lot of fear about this event but I just kept talking to myself and allowing myself to feel whatever was arising inside. An amazing thing happened about half way through, the pain diminished by half!!! Where I had been at a 6 I was now at a 3 and able to enjoy the rest of the show in relative peace. Today I have been very tired and my mind has not been able to do battle as well but I think I just wore myself out last night. Even still I pushed myself to work in my garden and go shopping with my daughter. I will keep pressing on with hope!