Re: Ice off, made it out.
Sorry to hear about the back and good luck with the operation.
I have been down for the last two weeks once more after injuring mine yet again trying to move something too heavy for me in a stupid manner. Now I am behind on work again with the busy season coming up quicker than normal.
Trouble with "a man has to know his limitations" is that, at some point, that level starts dropping faster than his brain can keep up with (or even accept).