Ginagirl, thanks for your input. I will quit worrying about the numbers (at least I'll try ;) and go more how I feel...and realize this is just going to take quite awhile.
There have been improvements and really quite a few when I look back. I need to realize that my body is handling everything as well as it can. And all in good time. The back issue is the only real problem that has not improved much, but hopefully, we'll get that figured out soon.