Good times - bad times... Great to hear you're allright. In the end, your health is so much more important than a bike. But I can see that the bike has become more to you than a mode of transportation and I would feel terrible too when it would break down on a 'lifelong yourney' like the one you're on.
I hope it'll come together one way or the other so that Spirit and yourself can keep on making us smile with your delightful road reports.