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I broke my medial malleolus on my left tibia at the ankle joint almost two weeks ago and it's been tough both physically and emotionally. I'm a pretty independent person and I feel pretty down about having to ask others for help/feeling like I'm a burden. But I've been trying to keep myself busy with books, TV/movies and writing/blogging. I got surgery the same day I broke it and had to get two permanent screws in place. My doctors really told me all the basics to help recovery go smoothly, like keeping it elevated, drinking plenty of water, taking bone health promoting vitamins, not putting any weight on the injured ankle and all that, but I'm finding it difficult to eat very much, especially when I'm not nearly as active as I was pre-operation. Also, I've been wondering if there's anything extra I can do to help speed it up or at least make the most of this recovery time. I've looked into this arm cardio workout online to help get my blood moving and prevent clots and stay somewhat active, but I'm only doing every other day because I get pretty tired easily (lack of energy from lack of food) and I hate being stinky and showering takes a lot of effort and I don't care to do it every day. I'm also interested in hearing about everyone else's ankle injury and how your recovery process has gone so far/went, because I want to be able to compare and see if I'm on the right track. I am pretty young (23 years), and like I said, I am pretty active, so I'm hoping this injury won't put me out too long. Please leave any comments here either with advice, your own testimony or just positive vibes!
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