Congratulations Mrs. Bickerson! And sympathies for your bunion. My mother suffers through them. My mother-in-law had the surgery. I also just noticed that I made your Things to Click list! Yay! I'm honored.
Way to go Whit! If they do make you wear painful footwear, just do what Kat on American Idol did last night...take'em off and prance around barefoot.