Thanks! I appreciate the good luck.
However, I'm on the road to recovery now. Yesterday I was bending over a box on the floor looking for a pencil sharpener for my son and I felt my back pop when I moved. I was like, "Uh-oh!"
However, I think things popped back into place instead of more out of place. The sharp pains have now gone away and my back feels much better than it has the past 4 weeks. I'm not on any pain meds at all and I can walk around just fine and can even bend over just fine now. Of course I'm not picking anything up or anything and I'm still a bit stiff and have to be careful how I move in certain directions, but that might be because I haven't moved all that much in the past 4 weeks. That might just take time.
So, the good thing is, in a little while I might actually be back on the bike. However, the bad thing is, my bike plates are due on the 26th and since i've been out of work, I'll have to wait to renew them. Soooo, it might still be a bit before I can ride.
But the good thing is, I did secure a desk job (IT job that I've been hoping for) that I start on this Monday. So, as soon as I can pay for the plates, I'll do so and then maybe I can make a ride again soon.
As a side note, the security job I worked 1 week before my back went out, "asked" (if that's what you want to call it) me to give them a "medical resignation" until my back was better and I was medically cleared to come back. They couldn't hold my position with the company any longer.