I am a day post surgery and am doing very well!! They were able to take out all the hardware. The dr did tell my husband that my skin is super thin on my ankles, definitely good choice to have it removed. My foot actually feels warm, something I would take for granite before this journey. It have a small soft cast on and then the walking boot. I just started doing very very light weight on it today. Going to go slow and make sure the pain stays minimal to none. I found 5 books to read during my recovery time. Ones that are encouraging and that I need right now. I will share them as I finish!