Gameday Ankle Brace (hey that's what it's called!)
She showed me how to put it on; it's a combination of mesh, laces and velcro straps. I anxiously awaited Dr. B's return. I thought "$250 for a boot for only one month?" (That's how much they charged my insurance for it, anyway.) In he walked, and I immediately asked what was up with the brace (DA BRACE, you know). He said in two weeks I can begin to wear the brace when I am doing leisurely things, like hanging out at home, etc. If it's "big stuff," like going out to the store, etc. I still have to wear DA BOOT. Fine, Dr. B!!!!
I go back to see him (or Dr. C, who knows) in four more weeks. He did state that DA BRACE was what I'd be transitioning into anyway. So I have great hope. Maybe, just maybe, in four weeks I can return to some sort of fun activity. That's my take on the situation, anyway. Hooray!