The one that I could have gotten hooked on within a day or so was the Dilaudid. Inject.... Boom. I almost stopped breathing, it was so intensely warm and relaxing. I talked them into a second hit, but they wouldn't give me a third right before discharge. Damn.
Oh yeah, I loved that one too! I was getting it IV when I had a pancreatitis attack last year. Damn, that was good!
I was there for almost a week, and they did not mind giving it to me as often as I asked. At some point I realized, that I wasn't in pain for while, but still kept asking for it every 6 hours or so ... That was a scary realization.
No, I am not addicted, but I would sure not refuse another shot right now :)
I wouldnt worry too much about 'damaging' it by taking off the boot for showering or for dressing. Id say having it off only opens you up to the risk of banging it off of something, or catching a toe in the pant leg and cranking it, in which case it wont be supported and THAT could damage it. I assume this is a partial break? As in the bone did not snap completely in half? If by some chance it was a complete break, leave it on always for about the first 2 weeks so the bones are lined up and can fuse properly. Otherwise, take it off when you want but be careful not to bang it. It only takes one time to F* it up royally.
I would not walk on it at this point, but know plenty who have. I'd just think that normal walking may be fine, but if you trip or slip or stumble, reflex is going to kick in and your going to plant on the bad leg and jack yourself up. If you trip and slip while not using it, chances are you wont use it in the fall. I guess thats up to you.
And back to moving it, I wouldn't for the time being. I didnt mean to imply that rehab starts now, but just wanted to warn of the danger of never moving it until cleared. I'd imagine that right now is so soon after the injury that any movement hurts like hell anyways, so just don't. Do give it time to heal, but DO NOT just let it hang loose for 6 - 8 weeks straight. And when you do move it, I really am talking small increments. Imagine your finger placed on the spacebar, then imagine the distance moved once you press it. Nothing so extreme you risk re-injury, but even that little movement, done consistently, will dramatically reduce your recovery time. I'd rather have a bone rebroken by hand sans painkillers than have to go through atrophy pain again.