Good Morning Dbaker!
How is it going? I am just two weeks behind you in recovery. I sure can relate to being strong-willed and independent - it is hard to ask for help but I'm learning. That is perhaps one of the biggest challenges - it is very humbling and I know, good for me.
I too, went from surgical splint into a boot but no weight bearing for six weeks. Do they have you wrapping the foot/leg in ace bandages first? They told me I could take off the ace wraps and boot only to sleep and to shower....since my mom lives with us, I was already set with the shower chair and all that stuff - so it is working out well.
Pain wise, I haven't had too hard of a time - but I am still sitting with this elevated 95% of the time. If I am up on my knee scooter too long it begins to ache. Haven't had it down much at all - but the little bit it was down for them to take x-rays about killed me! Are you off the heavy pain stuff now?
Snow and ice are a problem here in Iowa, too. I've stayed in because of it - I'm just too afraid of falling - I have grandchildren who live just up the street so I play a lot of Uno with a 5 year old - she keeps me entertained