Saw the doc this morning, and I and my foot are now officially released and off to see the world! Or at least to stand firmly in one place without wobbling. I was all like, "Check out my range of motion, yo" and he was all like "Don't be thinkin' you gotta wear the brace all the time, like" and I was all like "Cool 'cause I wanna wear other shoes, but not sneakers" and he was all like "Yeah that's good just don't wear somethin' that doesn't give you any feedback." And I was like, "Cool."
Also my scar is looking awesome instead of all gross and pink and lumpy, and after another tube of Mederma it should be all "What's that little faint line, is that a crease from where your sock got wrinkled?" instead of "ew you have a worm all up on your foot." So I'm happy about that.
He also said it took between forty and fifty deep stitches to tighten up the ligament so my foot points straight instead of yawing off to one side all the time. Which explains the pulling sensation when I make circles with my toes. But it doesn't hurt and I don't have to worry about my foot deciding it likes having its side on the floor instead of its sole -- not to mention all the bone damage has been cleaned up/removed, which is why I did this in the first place -- so it's definitely worth it.
Next summer, I think, is for the other one. Fingers crossed until then!