I'm on week five of my big toe fusion post surgery- right foot so no driving. Next week I will see my surgeon and have an x-ray. I'm wondering if any teachers out there have had this and how long they were off teaching (elementary so you have to be on your feet all the time). I guess it applies to anyone who has to be on their feet most of the 6 hours straight you have the kids in your classroom. Were you able to drive after 6 weeks? This is week 3 of the off-loading shoe. I should be in a normal shoe by next week if all is well. After all this I don't want to muck up anything by returning to work too early.