Today's question to ponder was, "what is the most disheartening thing a doctor has said to you?" Well, it's not so much disheartening but definitely causing me some trouble as I try to resume more normal activities. My PT told me that if something causes any pain at all in my butt or leg, not to do it. He said back pain was fine, but recreating the sciatic pain is like "opening a wound that's trying to heal," thereby preventing recovery. So I'm having some trouble with that right now. I've given myself til Wednesday to go for a hike (one of the activities I enjoy but have foregone for a while because of pain, or actually fear). I know that I'm going to be fine, but these words from my PT come up in my head more than I like these days.