Yes, Thought it would never come but I can said that today.
Did the PT thing for about 8 weeks, three times a week, lots of walking, resting, eating well, positive thinking and the all important prayers.
I can do everything I used to, just have to do it slower, use little for-thought and not over do it. The realization of age finally set in and now I KNOW that I'm NOT that 25 year old superman I used to be. I'm 52 and I'll behave like a 52. I've actually hired ppl to do some tasks around the homestead that I would have normally done. Just not taking that chance again.
I went back to work and I think that helped a lot also, both physically and mentally. The pain killers really messed me up as I developed a allergic reaction to it as well as having to deal with the physical dependancy. I was on it for 4 months and glad to be off that stuff. (My advice/opinion on pain meds is to stay with the short fast acting one and stay clear of the ER meds. They will mess up you.)
Thanks to all who have helped me in my recovery and for your prayers.