Thanks guys. Doing the re-hab is NOT the problem. As a former triathlete I'm very familiar with no pain no gain, and I'm at the gym 5x a week. But having a shooting sharp pain in the back when I sit on the couch just does not seem normal to me. Just came back from the Dr today and he wants an MRI just to make sure things are going well physically. Mentally...it's a cross between being grateful that I am alive and walking and at the same time frustrated as hell and wanting to choke slam someone.