Hi all... I wanted to give you all an update as to my recent absence from RO. I've been offline because I've been seriously ill. Last Thursday - I think it was Thursday... I was suffering from lower back pain. I thought it was just my old L5 back pain flaring up, it does that sometimes...so I tool a couple motrin and that helped some... But by late that night, I was in agonizing pain, and wasn't able to urinate. Apparently my kidneys had shut down. I took myself to the ER and they admitted me, the diagnosis was a very bad kidney infection. They wacked me with nuclear doses of antibiotics via IV and then sent me home two days later with a Z pak. I'm better... although still very weak, very fatigued. So I'm here. And I'm back. Barely. -d.