I had shoulder surgery 7.5 weeks ago, right after our MT hunting season ended, primed to be back by bear season (yes, I planned my surgery and recovery around hunting seasons). As someone also going through that healing process...be patient with your body, fiddle with all of those little gear modifications and kit upgrades you never made time for with a healthy body, find a good book or two and good luck when that nerve block wears off! Wishing you a strong recovery!
Thanks for all the support guys! It looks like things are looking better than what I initially thought. The nerve block has worn off and my leg hurts less than before the surgery when the ankle was still unstable. I got lucky the surgeon is a specialist and does the tightrope procedure which is a game changer for similar injuries for active people including college and NFL players.