I am now a hair over three weeks post injury. Time is moving like molasses flowing on the Arctic tundra. My foot is still swollen, Sometimes it hurts.  My foot hurts when my boot is done up snug, and I lay down. If I move around it's fine, but as soon a I get my feet up, I have to loosen the boot or I'll get a burning sensation in my swollen injured foot. When is the swelling going to go away? My foot looks like shit still. My partner says it stinks too. She helps me get the boot off for showers. 

There is no information on the internet that is useful. No guide to what my foot is supposed to be like through this process. Is it supposed to stink? How long is the swelling going to last? Why do my toes burn? Very few personal accounts I can find, and even less of personal accounts from people who know what the hell is going on.

I have an office job, so I've been going to work. I've shortened my work hours, so I can get home to put the leg up, although it does not seem to help immensely. Helps a little with the pain, but the swelling does not go away. My arm pits hurt from the crutches. My back hurts when I sit. I can't put my leg up when sitting due to my back.

I started physio for my back, and while I'm there they decided to do low-level laser therapy on the broken bones to enhance healing. I'm not yet convinced it's going to do anything. It seems a bit experimental. Luckily it's not invasive so it does not matter. Why not try it? Some studies on rats and rabbits show some success with it at certain stages of healing. Some studies show it's BS too. Anyhow, this leg is nothing but trouble so far, and soon my partner goes away on a business trip for a while leaving me to fend for myself. I'll survive.