Dr. has finally approved a few short swims (like 10-15 minutes short) per week. I am so stoked! I've been doing water PT for several weeks and have been wanting to swim so bad.
The good news--no surgery required! The bad news--it only hurts when I drive or sit, which is how I get to work and what I do when I get there. I'm starting back tomorrow after 6 weeks of FMLA, lying around my house eating Vicodin and muscle relaxers.
Thanks to everybody who has written a note of encouragement or advice. It will take me a while to get caught up on everything. My 15-yr-old put our home computer out of commission a few months ago, so I have been way out of touch during leave from work.
Gotta go swim. Catch ya later!