Again, it's really good to hear peoples' recovery stories! Gives me hope. I intend to follow the doc's orders and my physical therapy regime (when not clearly detrimental to me) with a fervor. I was released from the hospital a couple of days ago, after a second surgery to close up the fasciotomy incisions. It is SO GOOD to be home. In fact, the experience of the wreck, hospitalization and surgeries made the simplest most everyday things so precious and lovely: hanging out with a friend, good food, a night of sound sleep, privacy and my own space, human contact, getting to the bathroom alone, showering...I'll never be able to take that stuff for granted so easily again. I've got one of those knee scooters that a friend found on craigslist, and it's hilarious but helps me get around the house. The support from my friends and family has been overwhelming, and has made this a far better experience that it would otherwise have been. I also got a few more of my girlfriend's iphone photos. Here are my boots after the drop--the left one doesn't have a mark on it, but the foot has multiple breaks and dislocations inside Here's what the foot looked like when we first wiggled it out of the boot X-rays (note that the 3rd metatarsal is completely obscured by the broken 1st and second metatarsal which crossed over it) Compartment syndrome setting in Healthy foot/busted foot comparison, Day 6 post injury (toenail polish courtesy of my friend Holly) It's gonna be a long road to healing but I'm glad to be further along it. I am strictly ordered to be off the foot utterly for 8 weeks--the K-wires with the external heads will remain in at least until that point. And even slightly bumping or resting those against anything....gaaaa! makes me obey.