I'm glad to hear your back recovery is going well (relatively speaking). I assume keeping active also helps (and knowing you, I bet you're still keeping active!).
Sorry to hear Pixie's plates didn't work out. I had a broken arm a number of years ago and had a plate put in and I didn't even know a bad reaction was a possibility! Good thing her foot was able to heal without it!
I can't imagine what it would be like to not have electricity for nearly half of every day. Does "no private providers" mean you can't even use your own generators or install some form of solar? I can see why businesses would choose to relocate elsewhere, but how much longer can your economy remain functional with 48% unemployed? That's really scary.
I don't know if you scanned down the board, but my Sara has been having some movement issues from her hip dysplasia which was diagnosed when she was only a few years old, so I decided to try chiropractic care for her, and it seems to be helping. She was doing things like falling back when she tried to jump up on the bed, and now she's able to jump up again. Not as effortlessly as she could when she was young, but at least she's still able.
She goes about every 8 weeks. In November I got Covid (I have no idea how I caught it as I'm very careful) and it happened to coincide with one of her chiro appointments. A friend offered to take her if the practitioner would agree to it (she did) so at least my illness didn't interrupt her treatment schedule.
I'm not someone who has much experience with chiro, but as long as this seems to be helping her and I can avoid putting her on all sorts of medications, I plan to keep it up.
It's good to hear from you again.