Now Dave…. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. I am constantly reminded on just how easy it is to be without what we normally consider basic mobility for granted. I prefer the exercise too, myself. I don’t like drugs and dependency would scare me. Besides.. valium and percocet cocktails don’t really get rid of the pain, they just dope you up a enough not to “give a flying ….”!!! And than de-toxing is terrible too.
Good luck, Dave! Feel better soon!8)