I know I petered out after the last time I posted and did not respond individually to each of you towards the end. I hope you don't mind the group thank you now. I wanted to let you all know I do appreciate the support more than you can know. Every single word of it. I can only think about and research this in small increments, though, or I'm afraid it will take over and bring me down, and I soooooo cannot let that happen! I must stay upbeat, which I am able to do nearly all of the time these days. I feel like I'm in a good place. I had a repeat MRI of the thoracic spine on Wednesday and a chest x-ray. The valium was nice, I suppose. Anyway, I'll let you all know if anything changes. I so appreciate your kind and encouraging words. Love to you all.