I recently had a wide excision on my ankle. It is exactly where the top of my foot meets my leg, right where it bends with every step. Before surgery the doctor said I may need crutches for a couple days. It's healing "beautifully" according to the surgeon, but as you all know...beautiful is not the word I would use. She now says continue to use the crutches and keep elevated as much as possible. It's very painful and I don't see any time in the near future where I will be wanting to put pressure or a walking motion in that area. Has anyone out there had this done in this area and if so...how long does it take before the skin can handle weight and motion??? Good news is that the cancer did not get into the lymph nodes, so I will focus on that, BUT...I do have my moments of sadness as I realize my normal activities will be changes for quite a while.