Hi all, was going to write this earlier today as I was having a really lousy day-----having a major pity party----not looking to invite anyone but just to vent. Was having a lot of pain--mainly lower back which really isn't new. Sunday was our area's first movement day----went through demonstrations of tai chi, then yoga, some stretching exercises before setting off on the longest 1 mile journey around the campus and was so grateful to the young man who was drumming a marching rhytmn on a bongo drum---got me thru last half of my journey. The extra exercise irritated my sciatic and hense the low back pain which made sleeping almost impossible. I felt my whoohoo comments made in my last blog were more like boohoo today. Can I tell you I hate feeling like this because then it seems like the PD is winning and thats not where I want to be right now.................grrrrrrrrrrrrr. It was a rainny day in our part of the world and that didn't help either. Not sure what happened but as day went on and pain meds kicked in I am feeling some better tonite. I guess I still wanted to post this as it is probably my way of coping.............can not always be positive and smiling thinking that this 'beast' we carry inside is never going to come out and try to ruin our lives............for now it is occasional and it may ruin our day or mood but I needed to remind myself that I am not in this alone and tomorrow my whooohoo may be back . Thanks for the shoulders to lean on------so grateful that this forum exists where we can freely express our feelings.