"+Lee Nelson I am more sympathetic to your situation than you can imagine. My beloved, now departed husband shattered his right heel due to a fall while putting screening around a swimming pool. He dropped straight down, 26 feet in to the empty pool, which was concrete. This was in the south, somewhat to the east of you, I think. Despite multiple surgeries, bone generators, all sorts of hardware, joint fusion in his ankle, he used to tell me that he was broken (he'd actually use the word "defective", it was so sad). Darrel saw himself, well people in general, as wonderfully designed bio-mechanical organisms. He was very good at repairing and redesigning malfunctions in the non-biological world. But nothing would make him like he was before his accident, and he couldn't live with that. I lost him, he left this world by his choice, I think. He was only 46 years of age. The accident also damaged and blinded him in his right eye, and he felt so much shame, even though he was such a handsome, good, kind husband. I miss him kjdfd a adlkjfk a lot. We were only married 3 short years, he passed on 19 Aug 2005. Lee: Be brave, be strong, do not despair. I know that my husband would have wanted to see your x-rays, shown you his. He always felt so alone in this. I'm sorry for your bone cancer at such a young age. Please be well. I've read your bio, your C.V. You've accomplished a great deal! Your family must love you and be very proud of you. Try not to get discouraged. You are a kind soul for trying to help others like this. Thank you."