Thank you both for your help. I did call the doctor's office and the triage nurse was less than friendly and concerned. She put a note in for the doctor and told me she'd get back to me.
I called on Wednesday and come Friday, no call, so I called back. The nurse claimed she did call and leave a message (if she did, I didn't hear it).
I actually called to schedule an appointment because my other physical therapist got to see the amazing technicolor foot and he said he's never seen anything that looks like that before and it looked like circulation was being cut off at some point. He told me to take it easy and call the doctor again.
So that's what I did...and am continuing to do (the take it easy part). I called back (still Friday) and the nurse claimed that she called and told me that the doctor said it was "normal bruising" and that I would have more pain because of my increased weightbearing status. They told me that if it's still doing it on Monday to call and they'd try to "fit me in".
I feel like I was given the royal blow-off. They didn't even look at the foot and he thinks he knows what's going on?! Doesn't make sense to either me or my mom, who's really very concerned now.
So, those of you who've had "normal bruising", I'm 3 months out now and the foot turns bright red, then purple, then bluish-grayish-purple if I stand up or put weight on it for too long and I have increased pain over the whole bottom of the foot. When it originally started (a week ago today), it only involved the foot itself. Now, the discoloration is creeping up the calf.
Does this sound like "normal bruising"? This is my first experience (and hopefully my last) with foot surgery, so I don't know what to expect or when to expect it.
Also, they told me to call back on Monday if it's still doing it. Do you think Monday is a long enough time to wait for improvement? I'd feel pretty stupid if I called on Monday, got an appointment for a few days later, and it magically improved or got completely better by then. This tends to be my luck, though. I get weird happenings and then they won't demonstrate themselves for the doctor.
Why do I feel bad about this? Bothering the doctor, I mean. Mom says I'm just asking them to do their job, but I feel guilty about being a bothersome patient, especially since I've done really well up until this point. They're not doing much to make me feel better about my situation, either.
I'm wondering if it's actually the doctor who's trying to make me feel blown off or if it's the nurse.
TIA for any advice and/or encouragement. It's always greatly appreciated!