Some good input there.
Here's the update, for all those anxiously sitting on the edge of their seats wondering, "will Dr.G ever play again?"
Well, it's four months since I decided this had to be dealt with. I haven't played guitar since then (ie VERY suboptimal solution!) but, my elbow is settling quite nicely. In fact, I was going to physio for the first several weeks, and found that the stretches, exercises, ultrasound, etc, etc, definitely did not help. In fact, pain flared up quite badly for several days after seeing the PT each time, and general trend was 'no change'.
As for antiinflammatories, ya, I gave in, used them, and they helped a great deal with the pain. But, upon stopping them, even three weeks later, it came right back full force.
So, stopped the antiinflammatories, stopped physio, stayed off guitar, and now much better. I can actually use my arm without wincing.
I am going to give it another month or two, then SLOWLY restart my gutiar training, with lots of breaks, along with very gentle stretching and strengthening. Will see how it goes. At this point I am sadly not expecting to improve my playing skills a great deal anymore.
For those who are professional musicians, I feel tremendous sympathy, and have no great answers, as simply putting away the guitar is not an option.