Sorry I haven't been around. I haven't had the time or energy to post! Work is chaotic, and home is even more chaotic. Joe is bedridden again with his back, so every single responsibility (plus waiting on him, hand and foot -- since the poor guy can't make it any further than the bathroom and back!) rests on me. Next Monday, we have a consultation with a surgeon. I have mixed feelings about this, but there's really nowhere else to turn right now. We can't even consult multiple doctors because we live several hours away from the big city, and he can't tolerate a car ride of more than about ten minutes.
When I can post again, I will... Please keep a good thought for him!