Re: I broke my ankle... first such injury.
The boot is sooooo much better. Takes a while to get used to walking in it, but at least you can take it off and scratch your leg. Sometimes doctors don't even cast breaks, so I'm not surprised by your course of treatment. I just had surgery where the cut my calf muscle, and was only in a cast a week, and was told to start walking right away with the boot. At first, I thought they were crazy. I couldn't put any pressure on it at all, and got very discouraged. After a day or two, I forced myself to do it, and by that afternoon my walking ability had improved a great deal, and every day just improved so much more. Just to say that sometimes you need to push through the initial pain, and you'll be glad you did. Regardless, if you have concerns, speak with your doctor. As far as the crutches... I wouldn't necessarily lose one of them. I would walk with both, but add more pressure to your foot. Like use them to assist you, without being dependent. Hope that makes sense.