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Good Evening All,
Well, I made it to my 3 month time line and followed up with my Orthopedic Surgeon Tues. Just to recap...July 25th missed my 3rd step off of my front porch and severely fractured tibia and fibula. Had surgery the next a.m. and now have 2 plates and 16 screws securely holding my fractures intact. I have been on a knee scooter and NWB the entire 12 weeks.
My surgeon has said i can start weight bearing as tolerated and outpatient physical therapy. I had my first PT session yesterday. Once i arrived home from PT i went straight to the walker to see what I could do with putting some weight on my foot. Well...let me just say, I had shooting electrical impulse type pains in the heel so I did very little with the walker yesterday. This morning I medicated myself with 500mg of Aleve and once I felt the Aleve was in my system I tried the walker again. I was able to get more time in walking but only putting minimal weight on that foot. Now 8 hours later there is much pain at the hardware site...particularly, the long plate on my tibia ( outer side of my calf).
Can anyone share their experience once allowed to bear weight with hardware? Is this typical and it gets better?
Thank you all for anything you can offer. I'm in the peaks and valley's of emotions once more! Currently, sick of this life changing event! Hope everyone is doing well and onward to healing! Rhonda
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