I am nearly done with Das Boot. I had my 6-week checkup with the orthopedist yesterday -- which took all of five minutes, seriously -- and it seems that the bone is pretty much okay.
The muscles,, however, are another matter. I honestly had no idea how many muscles were in my foot until I tried to walk on them again after six weeks. "The bone's fine," the doctor said, "but now we have to work on the muscles and tissues." And so....
For the next week, I can take Das Boot off inside, but when I'm outside, or in transit, I have to wear it. And that includes - when I'm going down stairs. And I'm finding that without it, I'm slowing down to a doddering hobble.
So taking the boot off is meaning even less mobility for a while. Fantastic.