I'll probably be getting out of the hospital on Monday, after having had three surgeries. They were not able to install the bone graft or the titanium plate during the third surgery as they did find a bug in my femur. They've told me that it is clostridium and is not surprising, given the fact that my whole odyssey began with a tour of drainage ditch. I remember having described it as mud, grass, and dog poop. Apparently the latter was correct.
Anyway, once the infection is kaput, they'll go back in and do the graft and the plate, and then later, use the Ilisarov (as previously described).