Almost forgot to post because of the shortened month - was waiting for the 30th when it dawned on me that it would never come! :)
Time is the Master.
That and taking one's life by the horns and deciding you are the boss. It's exhilarating, empowering and extremely exhausting (but in a good way) work and I'm pleased with my progress.
I can report that I am happy, healthy and thought not absolutely pain free, much, much better.
I'm looking forward to potentially stepping through an open door when the time is right.