TLR: 1. Hurt back pretty bad. 2. told may never run hard again. 3. getting other opinions in future. 4. can do chinups, walking, dips, crunches, and some band work. 5. trying to stay sane. So, some of you may remember my old log on here, or the log I used to keep on Arlec's website. I used to update it quite regularly up until the beginning of school this year. I just got so busy, and was so tired at the end of the day, that I didn't want to have to write down my training anymore. So, I didn't, hehe.:redface: But, as God would have it, I got injured at the beginning of December of 2012. During a hard BJJ session, I went to roll a heavier guy over me, and felt a "twisting motion of my spine." I kept going, and by the end of the session, my back was on fire. I competed that weekend, then took a week off. I then continued about my usual schedule. Well, the pain came back, along with nice amounts of stiffness. Being the young, invincible man that I am, I just ignored it. Until I came home one day and my left hip was much higher than the other hip. I took the next week and a half off, and my hip came down somewhat, but not all the way. So, we went and got it checked out by a orthopedist. The orthopedist diagnosed it as a spondylolisthesis of the L5 vetebrae over the S1 joint. Basically, my spine broke at the pars joint, and then slipped out of line with the sacrum. He told me to take 2 weeks off and then not max out on any lifts, and try and always prevent hyperextension of my back. Some of the things he said just didn't make sense, so we got a second opinion from a friend of the family that is a well known physical therapist. This is where things got bad. He told me that I had also torn some angel hair ligaments between vetebrae, and his diagnoses was quite gloomy. He said I may never run hard again, would never lift again, and would never do BJJ again. I was obviously shattered. After I got things together the next day, I decided to get another opinion, this time from a pediatric neurosurgeon. that appointment is scheduled for the 30th of January. My birthday. As of right now, I am allowed to do Chinups, Dips, crunches( not situps), these actually help the healing process. I am also doing a stretch/ position that is supposed to help push the joint back into place. I can also walk, and do band work. This log will be my journey through the next year or so, while I figure all of this out, and do my best to get back to the quality of life I had before hand. I hope it can help others as well.