Saw the Doc this morning, and…stitches are out, and I got a boot instead of a cast! This means I can ice the incision/arch, and for now that’s the best change. I also can take a shower if I want, AND if I can figure out how to adjust the shower space to be safe in/out, and while the water is coming down…seating, that kind of thing. Anyway, for now, there is still swelling, and the icing seems to be making that much easier to deal with (less “prickliness” and discomfort). Yay!