Angela.. hang in there.. it gets better.. just hang in there. I had horrible swelling.. like elephantitus looking swelling. It was hard to tell where my thigh and feet were! It looked the same pretty much. Getting your feet up is the best thing for it, though it does not take it away right off. Some of my issues were med sensitivity issues, others could still be allergy to the hardware. But things are under control and I can identify my ankles and feet, but with lots of busted blood vessels now.
Brenwill.. back at work!! Good for you! I know you are hurting. . I still get sore and I've been back to work 5 weeks now. I take my ice pack to work with me, along with my grabby stick. I use on the job. You should too! It really helps get through the day when you need it.
Congrats on getting back to work!
Take care. Tammy