Oh OK!! I would just hate to see you go through all this and then end up taking that eternal so-called dirt nap that most of us would prefer to put off as long as possible. I admit that as a non-drinker, sometimes I tend to unfairly lump in "one beer" with "a dozen bottles of whiskey" when really they aren't the same type of drinking. Hey, congratulations on managing with just one crutch! You are doing much better than I am in that regard (I am still using one of those metal hospital walkers always). I love the way that we make some unexpected small improvements almost every day. For example today I am able to stand longer without leaning on my walker when doing tasks at the kitchen sink, than I was a day or two ago.