Oh boy, we have gotten off track with out health issues again - lots of us older guys and gals here with similar issues . All of us have read the thread about Conchscooter's accident; one thing I took away from that is how he felt that his practice of yoga had gotten him thru the recovery quicker. So I looked into the mysteries of yoga, and found that it is mostly stretching. After my first class I got out of bed the next day with much less stiffness. So now I have found classes at a senior center that have been very beneficial and easy on my Dutch wallet as well. Jerry, if I can make a suggestion that may be of help to use and your stiffness - look on line for "chair yoga" videos and give it a chance. Hopefully it will be beneficial. There is probably a senior center near you that offers classes as well. The instructors are well trained, and know how to work with those with physical issues. Worth a try - better that dealing with pain. Here's to better days!