Yea, that part is not so good but a couple of years ago I was in the same shoes, so to speak. I shattered my ankle and after a bunch of surgeries and whatnot I was ready for a pegleg!
Have some friends who are amputees and my doctor thought it would be good for me to hear how much trouble it is, to discourage me, etc. Well my friends are the wrong guys for that. They are back MXing, rock climbing and mtn biking.