A few of you might actually care, so here is a quick update:
My feet are allegedly healing. According to the doctor, my talus bones are still looking weak. The calcaneus bone that had to be reconstructed is supporting my weight, but I have to keep my foot perfectly positioned and flat. It likes to start hurting for no reason and if anything unexpected happens it hurts like hell for days. My other foot was hurt badly as well. Since it didn't require surgery it has healed up and been more reliable than my other foot. However, the talus bones in both feet were apparently fractured enough that almost a year's worth of painful and BORING laying on my bed getting fat with my feet elevated still hasn't got me where I need to be. X-rays of the talus bones show that they are still looking weak and since they receive less blood flow than other areas of the foot, talus bones allegedly and apparently take longer to heal when damaged. That's what doc told me, and judging by the amount of pain that shoots up the front of my legs if my body weight shifts forward, I say he knows what he's talking about. Also, the foot that has already been operated on is most likely going to need a "fusion" surgery which will attach two of the bones and make my foot permanently "locked" in position so that it can not move in a side-to-side motion.
I hobble like a penguin. I can get around on my feet for 10 - 15 minutes, CAREFULLY, before they start to throb and hurt. They continue to hurt and throb until I can get them elevated and the swelling goes down. Then they STILL hurt. If I have to walk across a big parking lot or across ground that isn't perfectly flat, it will literally take DAYS for the pain to subside completely.
In the meantime, I am going CRAZY. I've been pent up in this bedroom for 99% of the past 9 months. I've suffered the criticisms of family and friends who do not understand my situation or why it is taking so long to get my ish together. My dog Bettis is more bored than I am. I can't take him for walks and stuff lke that. It's a pretty sad state of affairs over here, that's for sure.
I have a meeting with the Social Security Administration's doctor next month. They'll examine me and the SSA will make a determination about my disability claim based on the examination and my other medical records. Hopefully all will go as it should. I refuse to have faith that the system is going to work like it is intended to work, so I will not feel hopeful until I have a check in hand.