I’m not feeling great today, I’ve had a rotten cold virus for well over a week now and the cough is keeping me awake at night. Unfortunately, this gives me too much time to think, to think about horror stories of what can go wrong and to remind myself that I wouldn’t be doing it at all if I could carry on living with the pain. Six years ago I was in the same predicament while I awaited surgery on my spine and I know from my own experience that things are going to get a LOT worse before they get better. But get better they will – as long as I do the exercises and don’t try to hang out the washing!