I am up to Day 29 and I just wanted to report on my progress. A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was trying to go barefoot a little in my house. My doctors told me to always wear slippers and I had become convinced that to not wear slippers or shoes at any time was bad for my foot. I had scary pain in the ball of my foot on those few occasions when I was barefoot (like in the shower) and it would sometimes travel up to my second toe and then up toward my ankle. I started going barefoot for the hour or so after my shower but before bed. I would tell myself that the pain I felt was not real. Then I started increasing the time so that now I am barefoot from the time I come home until I go to sleep (I still wear slippers in the morning). Now I am experiencing almost no pain or discomfort on the bottom of my foot! Another improvement is that at work, I no longer have to change into slippers at some point during the day. I am able to wear my sneakers all day long. Whenever I feel pain, I am learning to relax into it instead of tense into it (which I had been doing unconsciously, I realized, and which only made it worse). I continue to practice patience (not easy for me!). Being patient and not rushing my recovery seems very important, somehow. I believe that rushing my recovery is what caused a serious setback in December. Things are improving, slowly, but they're improving. As long as I continue to improve, I don't really care how long it takes. Cheers!