So it's been 7.5 weeks and wanted to post an update in case there is anyone else out there who searches this site for comfort. I've been in PT for about 3 weeks now working on range of motion for my ankle. Saw the doctor last week at 6.5 weeks and he gave the ok to be 50% weight bearing. So I'm still on crutches but now able to touch down and start strengthening. I am still in bed most of the time when im not in PT. It still hurts a lot and swells like crazy. However it's all healing well. Doctor expects me to be walking without crutches on 5/16! It'll be a total of 10.5 weeks. I guess that is good even though it feels like an eternity.
My horse is doing well. I have such nice friends that are bathing and riding him for me. At least I won't have to bring him back into work when I get better. He just came back from being lame for 3 months in January. That was not fun!
For anyone else out there recovering from an injury, stay positive and you will get better! Time heals all wounds.