I saw the doctor this morning and I am now cleared to get out of the boot and actually put a shoe on my left foot! I’m really excited and can’t believe I have made it this far. Two days ago, when taking out the trash, I put on my sandals just to run the trash can to the curb and it felt really good to have a sandal on my left foot. Even though I have been going barefoot around the house without the boot, it was different to be in a shoe. Mentally it felt like progress and it seemed to make walking a bit easier and better. The doctor told me I am cleared to wear shoes when walking around and at work (sitting in front of a computer isn’t too strenuous!), but if I do anything even a little active like yard work or playing with the kids, he wants me back in the boot. The scar is healing well and the hair is growing back on my leg. I have been going to physical therapy three times a week and that is going well too. We haven’t done anything too aggressive, but just moving the foot around and having the joint and scar area manipulated by the therapist is great.