bsassy, I do like your attitude. I too have cried like a baby, then I pull myself together and say, it will get better. I have done this a few times. I have since found out I may have a pulled hamstring, which is why I have so much pain behind the knee and down my calf. But now I feel better knowing what the pain is all about and that my PT can solve the problem. My husband and I are taking a cruise in Sept 2008 and all I can think about is that I won't be in any pain and able to walk forever. Keep on with your dream, it seems wonderful.