Good morning, and welcome Janet, really hoping your dog comes home!
How exciting for Abby, Liz. Hang in there, you'll end up with a great lo out of this.
Foot problems ... I'd heard and also seen horror stories, absolute horror stories about foot doctors, so I suffered until I couldn't suffer any more, then I went. My arches had totally crashed = orthotics, so no heels and I don't miss them. Also I had that band thing, so 2 years ago I had the surgery on one foot - over Thanksgiving, so I got out of cooking! And wait ... I had the other foot done over Christmas so no cooking again! My feet will never be what they were but at least I'm 99% pain free.
I'd like to fit into my 'interview' pants tomorrow, and I haven't had a baby in 26 years!