Well, I've been reluctant to post on this thread with so many of our friends and members of our tribe in way worse condition than I'm in...
But, good news for the Pirate. I graduated to full weight a few weeks ago and things are looking really good. The doc said he still can't believe how fast the bone is growing and how flexible my ankle is. They didn't have to fuse my ankle and it looks like the bone graft is taking.
"We took a long shot and it looks like it's working. But, we're not out of the woods, yet", were the doc's exact words.
I'm still taking it easy and hopefully the vermin doesnt come back to haunt me. I guess they are sneaky buggers and can lay dormant for a few years and then start cultivating again.
I snuck in a little 5.10 top rope the other day and it felt super good to be back on the rock. Thanks for all the positive energy I've felt from everyone of you. It means a lot to me and has helped me overcome a lot of difficulties thrown at me in 2014. I'm psyched to move on and see what '15 brings.