I heartily endorse going pain-free.
As for what gave me the most relief? I’m not really sure as there was no “magic bullet”. It could be the 6 months of healing time. It could be the Durolane. It could be the Gabapentin or the Methylpredisolone. Or it could be that the whole team is finally learning to pull together.
Whatever it is, I’m grateful (my whole family is grateful) for the relief and I didn’t want to just “disappear” without letting you know what was going on and to thank you for your time and your help and considerations.