Here's the picture you requested, Jennie, in all it's purple glory. I keep looking at my toes and wondering if someone is playing a cruel hoax on me and that's really a fake movie prop and not my real foot at all. It feels tight and swollen and painful pretty much all the time, but it only takes on the deep dark purple shade when I'm standing up. I can actually feel the blood whoosh down into my foot and it hurts like crazy when that happens.
When I'm laying down with my foot propped up (like I'm supposed to be all the time) it's mainly just my toes and heel that scream at me with an occasional twinge of pain where the break occurred. I was taking a generic pain medicine a couple of times a day when it got really bad, but after the midwife casually mentioned that my baby could come out addicted if she got used to me taking it, I decided not to take it at all anymore. Now I only take Tylenol once a day or so when it gets really bad. I wanted to shake the midwife, though, and ask her why she didn't think to tell me that when she prescribed the meds!
Currently I'm just hoping that the swelling in my foot will go away or get much better after Katie is born. I've also asked the podiatrist twice now if I can wash my foot and he says no. I didn't hear a good reason why not except that I might bump it. Oh, the little things you miss.