The prognosis is, arthritis in my big toe joint on my right foot (and it feels like I have a touch of it in the big left toe joint as well), but the middle toe is healing nicely. That does kind of explain why it's sore but I can still walk on it and ibuprofen helps a lot. I plan to get back on the bike tomorrow, now that this last few weeks' foot-worry is behind me. You can bet David Bowie never had these problems when he was my age, or your age. Here's what he was doing at any age you'd care to enter (via Melissa).