Well looks as though I better learn to live with my decision to implement IOS 7. While interrogating Itunes to restore from a backup prior to my implementation of IOS 7 today it says my most recent b/u was at 5:29 today, which is true (Ver 7). In the drop-down window in Itunes where you select the b/u file you want to use, the most recent file being shown immediately prior to today at 5:29 was May 21! Even though I did a synch / bu this morning, a manual b/u immediately prior to implementing Ver 7, and two b/u's since then!
Applecare says that even though Itunes may indicate a back up is being done, it may in fact NOT be, especially if nothing's changed. Hard to believe "nothing changed" from Ver 6 to Ver 7 implementation today, never mind the b/u's I THOUGHT were taking place for the past 4 months! It is what it is I guess - so away we go ...!