According to the Doctor, the surgery on my foot is healing nicely. He put an uniboot on the leg, said it would be the last, and that I would probably be fitted for a shoe next visit. Good news. In the waiting room, I spoke with a woman who’d driven from the coast just to see Doctor V*****. She didn’t trust her children with just anyone, that Doctor V***** was the best in the state. It would be hard to disagree.