Almost 4 years ago I shattered my talas into 11 pieces, fractured my fibula, and broke my foot in 3 places. Left me with a rod in my leg, a plate down near my ankle w/ 8 screws & 3 pins, and a bunch of wire holding my foot together. After a year of PT I was ready to ski again.
I tried my hardest to shove my foot into my dalbello krypton 130 flex. NO fucking way it was gonna work. Mega pain getting it in there, and once I was in, I couldnt flex the boot. My first reaction was "oh shit, what am I gonna do?!" I'm a big guy at 6'5" 200 lb, agressive skier, and I tend to push my boots hard.
Solution: 3 piece boot with a wrap liner. In my case a Full Tilt. Easy to get in/out of, supportive, comfy, and styleee (BONUS POINTS!). It took a bit to get used to skiing a softer boot the first season, but I was just stoked to be out on the slopes. After that first year I realized I was getting stronger and needed something stiffer. So I wrote FT an email explaining my situation, and told them how their boot made it possible for me to ski again. BIG UPS Full Tilt. To say thanks for my support they sent me a stiffer tongue for the next season for free, Super cool!
I'm currently working on building a touring setup, and still having issues with finding the right boot with a combination of fit, flex, and whatnot. Thankfully I'm working with a good boot fitter who understands my injuries.
Honestly I still have pain every single day, and skiing 100+ days a season definitely doesn't help. Does it suck, well yeah, but not as much as not skiing at all would suck! Hope you can find something that works for you man.