old4 this, Hope you get healed up OK.
I don't leave stands up year round and encourage all to do same. No weathering, no wasps, etc. Heck of a lot of work though.
I'm pretty serious about off ground safety. The line and prussic knot trick is a good one for fixed stands and not (pun intended) hard to learn. You can even put a line on a tree you put a climbing stand on and intend to climb more than once.