This afternoon I had a follow-up visit with Dr. Geck. The news was a mixed bag. The good news is that vertebra T3 has not continued to collapse but it still needs more time to heal. I will have to wear the brace for at least six more weeks and then go back to see Dr. Geck on October 1. I’m thankful for the positive aspects and for John and Karen’s willingness to continue to take care of me.