I have suffered from a broken foot since March 2006. It healed then I broke it again in November 06. Same foot same bone Doctors can't explain why it keeps breaking. I used to enjoy solo backcountry fishing, but now i will be taking someone with me at all times. In september i hiked in about 4 miles by myself. Now I am afraid that the foot will break again, not a fun hike back
Physcial therapy helps a lot, which goes to show there better shape you are in the safer you will be. The cold water sure makes it feel good after a long hike.