Time marches on, sure enough. Work has calmed down and I've got shit to do - for now. The MRI is tomorrow night at 7:30, so I'll be scheduling the follow up with teh doc for ASAP to get her diags or her referrals or whatever she has to offer me, and to tell her that I need more meds for the pain. Sure it's hell having lumbago and sciatica, but I still feel like I'm in good spirits knowing that I'm not going to have to fight to keep my job. I hope to be getting treated, or to be treating myself, or whatever for this shit before long, so I can get my show back on the road, so to speak.