Another very quick update.
The kitty did come and eat sometime late in the evening. I couldn't stand it, so I braved the 11 degree weather and peeked out at about 1:00 and the food was gone. I put more out at noon, and it was gone at 4:00. So he is eating, although I haven't see him.
I'm better today. I'm still in pain, but it isn't as severe. I'm going to take a muscle relaxer at bedtime to help me get through the night, hopefully without waking a dozen times! It helps the aching of the muscles and allows me to sleep, and it is far safer than some other "sleep aids." It is what I was given to assist sleep, and since I take less than 10 each year, I think it is a reasonable response to the problem. I used to be on Elavil, and that is a vile medication, as it has the potential of overuse and abuse, because as you grow tolerant to a dosage, it is upped. And upped, and UPPED. I'm glad I got off of it, because I had a "hangover effect" from it, too, being drowsy past noon before they stopped it.
I'm not going to try to blog more today. Just wanted you all to know all is (relatively!) well with me.