I took Amanda back to the hospital yesterday for her first check-up after the operation. The foot apparently is progressing well. They removed the original, very bulky, dressings and most of the stitches. I say 'most of the stitches' because they couldn't get one out. Amanda said it felt as if there was a knot inside the foot and the nurse was complaining about the surgeon for not using stitches that dissolve. Amanda said she'd have a go herself, later, at trying to remove the offending stitch.
The new dressing is much less bulky and can be removed when she has a bath. Her next visit will be in 4 weeks and she has to wear her clumpy shoe until then.