as it turns out, the doctor found a bone cyst during surgery. he told me about it on friday - guess there was no reason to tell me right after the surgery. turns out it was benign
i am still feeling pain - icing it as much as possible. i'm not taking any pain pills - really don't like the nausea. so i'll stick with ibuprofen when necessary.
the doctor told me that he would like me to wear the spacer for 3 months. he actually has me wearing the spacer on my right foot right now - just because the "tape splint" tends to lose it's hold between visits.
overall, i'm doing alright. just have this feeling that the time wil fly - so hopefully i'm right. really would like to take a full shower and wear regular shoes again.