Just had mine surgically removed. I was told 3 weeks complete non weight bearing, then another 3 weeks minimal neighboring in order for the incision area to heal without developing thick scar tissue.
I'm on day 5. I both an iwalk2.0 that is a god-send when it comes to being more independent. It allows you to carry things, do your hair, makeup etc. That crutches don't.
Pain wise, day 1 and 2 I was completely numb. Today, day 5, I feel the pain in the suture area and taking the pain killers prescribed. I intend to go to work on Monday using the iwalk2.0 as a help. We'll see how it goes.
Follow orders though and keep that foot up (ice off and on for the swelling) the majority of your day.