All kidding aside, the doc did an excellent job. A little over two and a half months post-surgery and I have very little in the way of pain. I do still have foot-drop and the attendant step-gait, so I walk oddly, but that is going away little by little, and hopefully will be completely gone in time. I do still have numbness on the knee itself, between the incision locations, but that was expected and has lessened, and the medicos say might be upwards of a year or more to go go away, if ever. I do have normal, I think, feeling in the shin and most of my toes. The big toe, and top of my foot are still numb, but that is lessening as well. I still have trouble moving my foot and toes, from the swelling (still!), but as with my other issues, that is on the decline.
All-in-all I am recovering well. I use very little in the way of pain medication now, I can walk relatively normal, up stairs, but not down. I still find ramps and inclines a challenge, but I am no longer forced to use walking aides beyond a brace to help me not trip while walking. Again I thank all of my friends and readers who have wished me a full, and speedy, recovery. I have big news that I hope to get to after tomorrow's "Global Warming Wednesday" post, so make sure you stop by.