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Hi there! So, here I am posting on this forum again (the only thing that's keeping me sane over this past month!) Anyways, I dislocated and broke the fibula and medial malleolus in my right ankle from stepping in a dumb hole! Lol. I broke it on June 30th, had surgery on July 3rd, had staples removed July 17th and was put in a boot (NWB), and tomorrow (the 31st) I go back in to see how I'm doing. Could I possibly begin PWB? (partial-weight-bearing), or does it seem too early? Honestly, I was shocked to go straight from the cast to a boot after only a few weeks, but my aunt (who shockingly broke her ankle a week after me!) had a way worse break and was also put into a boot after 2 weeks in a cast, it's crazy how different people heal at different speeds! Anywho, does anyone know what I can expect at my 4-week post-op appointment? Or is it mainly just like a checkup?
Also, did anyone have nerves about returning to work after being out for so long? I definitely could have gone back to work by now, as I just work in a super-relaxed office, but I haven't felt like returning yet. I'm going back on the 4th, and I'm super nervous for some reason! Mainly because I have a knee scooter and I'm still not good at maneuvering it around, so I'm worried I'll fall. Plus, the only wheelchair/handicap accessible ramp is on the whole other side of the building! (And let me tell you, knee-scooters take a lot out of ya! Well, me anyway...)
Another Question: I just wanted to ask you all about another concern I have. For the few days I've had a super bad charley-horse cramp come into my calf all of a sudden (the calf on the leg of the broken ankle), and it's a really bad pain to the point where I wince, grab my calf, and let out little sounds because it hurts so bad! I've also had a few, really minor cramps in my upper leg towards my knee and above, but nothing compared to the calf. I had cramps from the time my ankle was in the cast, and at my staple-removal appointment I told the ortho-nurse about it and she pushed on my calf and asked if it hurt, I said a little, and she said it's just a muscle cramp... but I don't know if she really took it seriously. Of course, everyone with a broken bone probably freaks out about the slightest hint of a complication, but I'm SUPER scared I have a blood clot!
I haven't been drinking enough water lately, I know that at least, so could that just be the issue?
Sorry for posting a whole novel (I'm a writer, so it's kind of a habit, lol). Thanks!
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