April 17th - Looking through some photos from this time last year and was reminded of the pain I was in for about a week or so. My lower back had gone out and it was so bad, I had to resort to medication and sleeping over an exercise ball. I couldn't sit so I couldn't work or drive. It was awful and of course, I was worried it was permanent. I imagined I would be on medication and incapacitated for the rest of my life. One of my biggest concerns was that I wouldn't be able to get out and take pictures again. Thank goodness, I got better and since then have lost about twenty-five pounds. I am so grateful to be over that. Now, I need to get moving here and do some stretching.