I'm trying to follow the program, but have had to skip some days. Anyhoo, the most disheartening thing a doctor told me about my neck was that: 1) it's herniated and herniations never heal (although another doctor told me it's just a slight bulge/neck muscle strain and shouldn't cause me permanent pain, so that was probably the best news I've heard) and 2) the same doctor that told me it will never heal also told me, "You'll have your good days and your bad days, but it will never fully go away, you will always have pain." She expressed to me that she was an ER nurse and has her own herniations in her back and has suffered with it ever since. Which sucked, since my mom was a nurse and I watched her get neck surgery and suffer my entire childhood with a herniated neck, which just made me think even more that I'm permanently damaged. My mom still complains about her neck pain to this day and that terrifies me.