Thanks Athena for chiming in--you've given me some hope. It's been really hard not to sink into a depression with all of this, like, "is this going to be life for the rets of my life"?. I have my second-opinion consult with a surgeon tomorrow--fingers crossed. My MRI didn't show anything, but maybe she will go beyond it and try other things as you've said. I'm just so jaded now from this entire experience of no one wanting to help. Also, thank you Solomin for the disability tax credit info--I may need to look into that as I don't know how I'll return to work after my mat leave being ill 8-15 days/month. If this last surgeon has no answers, I don't know what to do--I'm in Canada so cannot access American doctors since our health coverage is only for within Canada.