Poor Neil, he recovers from one painful experience and walks into another. Yesterday he went in to get his braces. He will be wearing them for 18-24 months and he is pretty sore right now. He picked black and blue for around his brackets.
Today he got his cast off after a month. Thankfully Kevin took him in (gosh, I love having him around to help with these types of things). According to both Neil and Kevin, he had quite the stinky leg/foot! I think Neil is looking forward to a nice bath, he'll be soaking his leg for while to get rid of the stinkiness.
He'll be in the walking boot for 2 more weeks and if he doesn't have any pain, he'll be free and clear. I know he is quite happy to be done with the crutches, but it is taking some time to get used to walking again and the boot is a bit higher than his shoe so he is still off balance a bit.
His brothers are happy to have him off his crutches (mostly I think so he can go back to doing his own chores!).