...besides doing physical therapy exercises every day, which were doing nothing to help the pain, the last time I really exercised was last summer when I went swimming. I was in pain then and couldn't really do the kind of swimming that I love, but I managed to swim a few laps and tread water for awhile. It felt great to be back in the water, but sad that I couldn't do what I used to do without pain during and after the swim. It left me feeling as if I had to give up everything I loved to do. Very sad. A lot of grief. I'm hoping to be able to swim this summer pain free thanks to Dr. Sarno.