I've been so engaged with trying to re-engage, that I wasn't paying much attention to the blog. Basically at this point, things seem to be finally (but slowly) moving in the right direction. The swelling seems to be stable if not shrinking. I haven't had another fever. And I've been forcing myself to exercise to keep myself from going even crazier than y'all expect. In general, if you don't see frequent posts here on the blog, it usually means things are going in the right direction.
Thanks again to all of you who have pulled me through all of this with huge support and kind words!