Have any of you experienced situations that could possibly keep you from doing what you would love to do for the rest of your life? Out of nowhere last June, I ended up in the hospital because my back went out and I was in the worst pain ever. After many x-rays, 2 MRI'S, consultation with a neurosurgeon, and 11 epidural shots later...I have a bulging disc in my back. A year later the disc has still not healed, and I'm still in physical therapy. So now I'm finding it extremely difficult to find volunteer opportunities because of the work involved. Although I can't lift or pull right now, my doctors have been optimistic that over a long period of time, if I continue physical therapy to strengthen the muscles holding my spine in place, and stretching daily to release pressure on my back, that I'll be able to have a normal life. However, the problem is gaining experience now, over these next two years, in attempt to get into vet school. Anyone else experience their own roadblocks or difficulties like this?