You are so right about even having to break the good times down into hours sometimes. I am mercifully on the ground floor at work, but I spend a fair amount of time upstairs as well. Sometimes in the morning, I just hate those damn things as it's all I can do to make a couple of trips. However, and this is most days, by the afternoon, I can actually do one trip up them taking two stairs at a time; of course only if helping myself along with the handrail. But I do enjoy that, just wish it was like that all day! So even in the course of a day things still can very much wax and wane. After I do that though, it usually has my left hamstring saying "don't do that again please". But just being able to do it is why I do, even though it kind of wears me out. But in all honesty I couldn't even do it with the handrail in the morning; weird.
Thanks to all of you. I always hate to post anything but sunshine and daisies, but I made a commitment to not be a CCSVI salesman, just a reporter, and I have to keep that up for sure! So if, as you say, I can report in a year that I didn't progress, I think that will be an incredible day for sure!