(Dad usually tacked on an extra phrase at the end there; but I've elected to give you the edited version. Feel free to insert your favourite epithet and/or appeal to the higher power of your choice.)
So, the news in brief:
I have an unofficial update on the job front: I think I might have one. Pending a criminal records check (and I'm fairly confident I'm not a criminal), I think I'll be gainfully employed -- albeit on a temporary basis -- in about a week. I am relieved, to say the least.
No news on the X-ray front, and no huge improvement in pain situation. Getting a bit anxious.
Coming up tomorrow: actual knitting content. Really.