Wow, I can't weld worth a crap and now have absolutely no valid excuses. I fell down some wet steps once and f'd up my lower back pretty good, but after 10 years it is finally mostly a distant memory now. But as I laid out in the water puddle at the bottom of the stair while being rained on, I specifically remember saying to myself, 'Wow! this is how it happens. This is how people get paralyzed.' After laying in the puddle in the rain for about 15 min., I finally got up enough strength to get up and get back inside. I was young and dirt poor at the time so I just downed about 6 aspirin and went to bed for the next 2-3 days. I was very lucky, so definitely can relate and your story makes me feel even more lucky and now even more inspired. So, like I said, now I really just have no excuse and seriously need to learn how to do some decent welding sooner rather than later. Good going, best of luck with the progress.