Well, I'm now 2 weeks post op. I have to say, it hasn't been as bad as I expected so far, but, I'm not weight bearing yet so I'll see how that is when it comes.
I had pretty bad pain for the first 3-4 days after the surgery, but after that the pain pretty much disappeared! For just over a week I was pain free with no painkillers, it was still very tender if I moved it quickly and the cast touched it but that was it.
Unfortunately, my no pain streak ended last night. I lost my balance on the crutches and fell into a wall and then crash landed in a plastic chair. In all of the panic of losing my balance I instinctively put my foot down, it didn't hurt when I put it down, but about 30 seconds later I got quite a bit of pain and have been suffering for the last 24 hours
The cast comes off on Tuesday (8th March) thank God!! The cast has been so annoying!! I'm not sure what actually happens on Tuesday, whether I start weight bearing or not, my surgeon seems to do things differently to everyone else so I have to wait and see.
Supermama, sorry I didn't reply quick enough but I hope you found out everything you needed to. The strange thing is I didn't even have a pre op appointment so I don't know what to ask! My main advice for after the surgery is to keep up on your meds, mainly for the first few days, and make sure you and your family keep the floors in your house clear so there's nothing that will trip you over.
Best of luck!!