On Monday I received a suprise call from Heather telling me she was on her way home. Luckily my good friend Bodie [drummer from my band] was already there visiting and had her home within the hour she was home.
Heather is still spending lots of time in bed resting, however she is getting more and more active as time goes on. She expects to be in the back brace for at least a month or more.
She did try and sit on the computer for a while but ended up writing jibberish, possibly due to the pain killers :-)
Thank you for all your comments, good wishes and prayers - I printed them out and gave them to Heather.