Hi Wicked! Good to hear from you.
I still live in Houston, so no need to worry about me and tornadoes. Worry about me when you see a large hurricane in the gulf :)
Good luck with your back surgery. I hope it helps. My girlfriend had back surgery about five years ago (had two discs removed). It was traumatic and expensive, but a couple years later she was doing yoga (now an instructor) and better than ever.
And I think it's safe to say you're I&S as much as anyone nowadays :)