My healing proceeds apace.  Stephen's and Deedee's work has been incredible.  (My Chiro and P.T. person, respectively, whom I see a total of five times a week)  I can now walk without a cane, much of the time, and the nerve-pinching pain has gone away; it's just a sort of ache in my lumbar region now.  My left leg has gotten strong enough that I can lift it without the aid of my hands, and walk without dragging it.   Steve calls is "a miracle."  Their prophecy that I'll be pretty well recovered by February appears to be right on track.