Today's doctor appointment turned out the best ever. No Stenosis. No Spondylolisthesis . Nothing. Back is fine. Well, as fine as usual. Passed all the tests with flying colors. That pain is gone, gone, gone.
Doctor said impressive. Keep doing Yoga and speed walking. Very flexible. (The unspoken, "For a woman your age.")
Shingles virus is waning. No idea how long nerve pain will continue, but appropriate narcotics are available. Wonderful newer drug called Lyrica that calms the nerve endings. Really. And, for me it helps me sleep soundly. All night long. Miraculous.
I'm still really hurting, but the drugs make a difference, and I'm getting wonderful care from CA and attention from our doctor.
Life is getting easier again.