A) Listen to your body and do not accept more pain as you go from stage to stage.
B) Bones need Calcium and Vitamin D3 to heal, make sure your diet is good.
C) Swelling is your enemy, even deep swelling in the bone which you can not see, it cuts off healing circulation, so icing and contrast bathing daily is extremely important.
D) Typically at 3 months post injury you are getting out of the cast, and 6 months after the injury you are beginning a walk run program, so go slow with each stage.
E) Your podiatrist can begin making an off weight bearing orthotic device now, or modify your present ones, so when you begin to wean out of the cast, you are protected.
F) Avoid all anti-inflammatory meds after you finish the cortisone pills, since many slow bone healing.
G) Even with the boot, you should be riding a stationary bike, swimming, and other core activities that do not put stress on the sesamoid, or force bending the big toe joint.
H) Ask the podiatrist if you are a candidate for a bone stimulator.
I) Ask if a baseline MRI can be taken, in case you need one in 6 months to check on healing.
J) Learn spica taping and how to make dancer's pads (also called Reverse Morton's).
K) Find out when you should start re-strengthening your foot (met doming, single leg balancing with a hole for the sesamoid, inversion/eversion therabands, etc).
I hope this all helps Rich