Good news and bad news:
My cast was removed Tuesday (11/27). The x-rays looked good. I was able to take a REAL shower, with hot running water and everything. I was able to drive to work Wednesday and Thursday (I've been on light duty since late October).
The dressing covering the road rash shifted, allowing the scabs to work against the sock inside the cast, leaving me with a draining wound in a warm, dark, moist environment. I get to take a couple of broad-spectrum antibiotics for the next couple of weeks.
I get to experience an "Irrigation and Debridement". Oh, joy...
Yes, I know...I'm fortunate - I'm alive, I have all my limbs mostly intact, etc.
Doesn't mean this doesn't suck.