Thank you for your encouraging words. This site has done so much for my well being as I do feel I have friends here. Glad to hear you have made it back to work. I am improving each day and I am much more mobile. I feel happy with the world and I have lost that look of stress that came with my job. I have decided to retire from teaching and live my life. I am taking one day at a time but I feel good mentally now. Bizarrely, having to spend the last 8 weeks getting over the tpf has done a lot for my peace of mind and now that my pain is minimal, I can see me regaining my health and fitness. My very best wishes to you. Thank you for all your posts as they have helped me a lot. My leg brace comes off today. Another little milestone achieved! Take care.