I just glanced at the calendar and realized that a year ago today I smashed my ankle.
For the most part, it is all better now -- as good as it's going to get, I'd say. I do get the odd day of extra aches and pains (usually when the weather changes) and I obsessively cling to handrails now, but I often forget that I have permanent metal plates in my ankle. This, I presume, is a good thing.
Many thanks again to all those who supported me through the ordeal.