I have a similar issue. I broke my Fibula, but didn't know it. I thought that it was a severe sprain and since I was on holidays did not want to waste my time overseas to have a doctor tell me to ice and rest it.
When I got home - 3 weeks later - I knew that I had done something much worse, I went to Emergency and was told that yes, I had walked around Europe on a broken ankle for 3 weeks :O
They said because it had been so long they could not cast it and I had to wear a boot until the appt with the Orthopedic Surgeon (Next week - 9 days after ER).
I feel that I wasn't properly taught how to use the boot. It feels uncomfortable when sitting, and I can't sleep with it on, but I"m scared to take it off since I probably already screwed it up by walking for 3 weeks with nothing on it. The air packets I was told quite firmly to "fill evenly" but what's comfortable on one side is painful on the other or loose on the other.
When I sit my thigh pulsates and hurts, also I have had a very mild fever on and off - is this normal? I read on a couple places that it is, but this site seems to have more real people responding.
I start a new job next Monday, it took me 3 years to get this job, I can't afford to not be able to work it, there's over 100 other applicants
so I am expendable. Can anyone even advise how I can at the very least SLEEP with this thing on?? Oh and please don't say to just take pain killers, I am allergic to most and worry that if I just pill it out I could hurt it more.