Thanks for the well wishes. I was hoping there would be better news, but it is what it is, perhaps I'll get my definitive date soon.
The weather seems to be an important factor and a double edged sword no matter what it is. If you guys remember during the summer the heat was masking the pain but would trigger the swelling. The cold has affected the arthritis and whatever is actually wrong with the foot...so it should be interesting to see what spring time holds here. We had a pretty mild one last year, so hopefully it will be similar this year.