Thanks for all of the get well wishes, both through the blog and otherwise. It does help.
I've been dong a little reading in my spare time and I thinks I've got a plan to speed my recovery (not that I'm in a big hurry, but I want my arm back). The right nutrition, a little extra calcuim and vitamin D, and I'll be back to normal in no time.
And next time I talk the dog for a walk, I'll be on foot!