Had the brostrum performed on April 13th. Followed the protocols on pain, etc. Got out of my cast this past Monday (May 21st), and am now using a air type splint. I haven't been working due to pain and the amount of walking I would have to be doing. Call me stupid, but I didn't expect my ankle to hurt after the cast was removed (even today)! I've had to start taking the norcos again. My ankle and foot are swelling - crazy. Am I doing too much? I'm scheduled to return to work on this coming Tuesday, but my friends think I'm being unrealistic. I already had the doctor release me to work. I know I can have this changed, but how long have any of you been off work for this type of surgery?