I want the rods and cages starting on my thoracic as soon as possible. I feel that if they do this now, it’ll give me a great break before the next set of rods and cages will be due. The older I get the longer the recovery, and that is why it’s imperative for me to start exercising as soon as possible. I am still in the process of setting up the podcast but, I will start the education part of my idea here on the blog first. This is another big part of what I want to say, and that’s what I have found going through so much pain over the years and especially the last eight is education. Education is a major part of pain relief, the more you know on the cause, the easier it is to wrap your head around and understand the diagnosis and prognosis.