Well, that was a tiptoe forward. The nurse took my second cast off, took out the rest of the staples and put me in a boot. Then the doctor told me that I have two more weeks of non-weight bearing (i.e. no walking) So, I called in my Mom to help out the week of the 15th.
The only real good news was that I can shower and wash that leg, which is good because it was getting pretty gross. I also have exercises I have to do.
On the other hand, I am officially out of the basement. So, you know... I'm moving on up.