I swallowed my pride and at Wayne's suggestion rearmpitted myself with a crutch. OK, walking feels better with a crutch, but what a step backward in the recovery process that is. I can walk short distances without pain and seemingly without damaging myself if I walk very carefully, carrying my foot as a club. Because of the crutch and careful walking the foot hurt less today than any day in the past week. But that's because I am nursing the injury, not because it's better. Dr. Jake has suggested an x-ray and it looks like I'll get one tomorrow. Not looking forward to what it may reveal.