It has been a long and very painful road, but thankfully the end is in sight. Monday I had a long awaited operation on my back to correct the condition that had kept me down and out. I'm home now with a six week recovery ahead to get back to full strength. I have some serious restrictions on what I can do (not very much) and what I can't do (lots!). But it is worth it all to be rid of the unbelievable debilitating pain I experienced. I'm very grateful for modern medicine and an outstanding neurosurgeon that fixed me up.
So the Journey will have to wait a little bit longer to get its long overdue wash job, but when I can get to it, it'll be the best one it ever got.
Thanks to all my friends and readers for the encouraging comments and emails. It sure helped me in a very dark time to know you were out there and concerned for me. :c)