I was just "strict" for a few days. But I was very very strict. I saw doctor 3 days (I think, I could go back in thread and look) after surgery, he was really happy with low swelling. After that I don't really remember, I propped it up while I was sitting, but I didn't restrict myself except that I was totally NWB, so I wasn't up and around all that much.
Thanks Segbrown. This sounds reasonable as being in a strictly reclined position for weeks is so hard on the body. But yet here I am! My foot doesn't seem to swell, especially if I use common sense...I am NWB for another four weeks. I will probably start questioning this in a few weeks, lol!