I'm so sorry to hear of all you've been going through, but much of it sounds like good news (minus the back issues, which I know can be very painful). As always, you have the right attitude and good for you! Your story is one for the books, and I'm sure you have inspired a lot of people here. Motto of your story: NEVER let ANYONE--including and especially a medical practitioner--tell you that you have 3 months, 6 months, a year, or any other amount of time to live. Only God knows this. Stay strong and keep fighting the good fight!
Hugs & prayers,