thanks for the well-wishes, everyone! you’re all so nice. i think it’s going to be just fine, so that’s a big relief. i can walk all around tarnation barefoot and not feel a thing, but when i wear sandals they press on the ouchie on top of my foot… so i think i’m dealing with a bruise rather than anything more sinister. whew! it already feels better than it did yesterday around this time. i think all the good vibes helped it heal!