In April 2016 I began having extreme back pain and very limited mobility. Surgery was scheduled, but cardiologist said I couldn't come off Plavix long enough for surgery for at least nine months after my two stents in January 2016. finally had surgery November 30, long painful recovery was underway. Early January Kim had knee surgery, and she lost balance getting out of car coming home from hospital. Reflexively I grabbed her, catching her full weight on my back and causing further back problems. I am having surgery next week, back surgery number five for me. I have been living on stubbornness and oxycontin for a year now. This surgery will not only determine whether I make Blade this year, but may determine my mobility for the rest of my life. 2015 may have been my last Blade Show. I certainly hope not.