I had my 9 week checkup today from ankle fusion surgery, on Dec 1, with the doctor (mechanic/carpenter). He said that I'm a fast healer and stated "your done". I asked what that meant and he said that my ankle is completely fused and that I only need to came back in 4 weeks so he can look at the scars. I asked about therapies and he said that PT's usually work on range of motion and my ankle will not have any.
So I'm allowed to begin riding again. I did not reveal to the doctor that my bike computer shows 393 miles for January. It really wouldn't be that much if I discount the indoor miles on the rollers and trainer leaving the lone 36 mile outdoor ride a couple weeks ago. So I'm legally back in the saddle and at tonight's trainer class "even out of the saddle"
Here is a glimpse of his handiwork. At first glance it looks like a poor job of "toe nailing a 2x4 stud".