I should be able to wear flip flops or open toe shoes in about a week as long as I am healing properly. I have to go back this Wednesday so he can see how i am doing. I had lasik eye surgery and that was worse, so I don't know why I'm being such a baby about this.
Now I just have shooting pain here and there but it actually feels better when I'm up and walking. I could have gone back to work today. I also work with kids (so I understand why you were paranoid about then stepping on it or dropping something on it) and have about a week off before summer school begins.
I tried to wear my own flip flops today but the bandage is so thick that it wasn't really comfortable. The bandage is supposed to get smaller each time I go see the doctor. So we'll see on Wednesday. Like you said, I can't wait till next summer when this is all a fleeting memory.