I went back to the orthopedic surgeon this morning for what turned out to be my final evaluation: I was released!
After a brief exam this morning, the Good Doc sent me for an x-ray (I was unfortunately unable to snap pics of this one – so sad). The x-ray was quite beautiful, actually – the plate was perfectly straight and the pins were lined up with precision. He pointed to a few things, showing me how the crack in the bone is no longer visible, and then gave me the news I’ve been waiting for: the Darth Vader boot comes off!
I can start getting back to normal life now – phew!