The back was still feeling not too great this morning, but my physical therapy session, where a broad-shouldered, blonde German fraulein did a fair amount of muscle work on my left side lower back and hip really helped a lot. Felt better immediately after. Feeling much better this afternoon and evening, no pain-killer needed at all. Will have the same tomorrow, along with a follow-up appointment with Dr. Zeegers.
Hoping to see the sights this weekend if things improve.
Ah, one word of caution. If you are using frequent flyer miles to come here on American, you cannot upgrade to Business for the 25,000 miles plus $300, as you normally can when you pay for the original ticket. So, hopefully the gate agents take mercy on a guy with a back brace and his 77 year-old mother, both in wheelchairs!