Bored. Bored bored bored. Foot looks funny. Why are my toes so red? Why does my heel burn? Hey, the top of my foot is numb. Is that normal? I wonder if I can move my ankle at all. Hmmm...Wonder if I can feel anything through these bandages. Where is my incision - right here? No, right here? Augh, the bottom of my foot itches - need to scratch it. What can I stick down in this splint...
This is called MESSIN' WITH SASQUATCH and I don't recommend waking the sleeping monster. I did this during an hour of drug-induced optimism, and I'm paying for it. STEP AWAY FROM THE FOOT. These first few days, just behave and leave it alone! Unless something truly alarming starts happening - pain and numbness and burning and numbness are, well, pretty normal from what I can tell, so just deal with it! No point in exploring, unwrapping things, poking around - just let it heal.
Meanwhile, sometimes it really does feel like a troupe of wicked little fairies has rigged up a system to randomly tug on those stitches and nerves, sometimes with a vengeance!