I had a bulging disc at L3 with stenosis. Acute onset May 3, couldn't walk or sleep, very bad pain in leg. I got an epidural 2 weeks later with immediate relief. Some minor pain returned a month ago but now it's gone. I do a lot of exercises. Core strengthening and egoscue method. I also use the trueback device and use a swopper chair for work. Went on vacation 2 weeks ago and had a great time. Went kayaking, I thought a little risky but it turned out OK. I stayed away from the roller coasters. Thanks for your help. Prayers to all.