A very brief update: I am free to walk SOME. The broken bone is mostly healed, but not entirely. But the doctor gave me my "walking papers," so to speak. However, I can barely stand up, let alone walk. The foot and muscles and tendons have all forgotten what to do and it hurts to put weight on that foot - just because it hasn't had to perform that function for 7 weeks. And my left foot (the good foot) has developed tendonitis from all the extra work it's had to do in recent weeks, so it hurts more than the broken foot does. I'm nowhere near trying to cook. Or really walk more than about 20 very-slow-paces and that with a cane. Hopefully this will improve with practice in the next week.