What did the MRI show? Hopefully not as bad as you think?
Sorry you've been judged by rude people - that stuff really gets me. As if we don't have enough problems. Who ASKS them? I get the same thing with being too thin now (which is odd because I never used to be) - somehow, people feel it's their God-given right to comment on other people's appearance....I have to say, it seems esp. with a woman's appearance. Once in a warm-water therapy pool, a stranger came up to my mother, who was in her late 70's, by then quite thin and struggling to exercise at all, and said, "How much do you weigh?" I wish I had had the presence of mind to let her know what I thought of her question, but alas, that's not my forte. I can only think of clever rejoinders in retrospect.
We do what we can, and then we can what we do - or something like that. Ok, time for bed. I'm getting silly! I really am sorry you're suffering so much and I hope it lets up soon.