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Fractured and dislocated my ankle after slipping on a muddy path 17th Dec 2015 After10 days bed rest and foot elevation in hospital to get the swelling down over Christmas I had 9 screws into fibula and a metal plate and screws into bone on other side of ankle. In a cast for 2 weeks then Xrayed and assessed and another cast put on for 4 weeks. Disolvable stitches and ankle alignment satisfactory.
2 more weeks until consultant visit to assess maybe given a boot.
Very painful for a week after 2nd cast put on but settling down now. Using a wheelchair to propel myself around the house. Living downstairs but been upstairs 3 times backwards on my bottom pushing up with good leg wearing a trainer for grip. Good exercise!
Was initially given a zimmer by hospital but very unsteady and not confident on crutches. Will hopefully use them when allowed to put some pressure on injured ankle.
Some nights I have to take paracetamol particularly if the ankle has not been elevated enough during the day. I sleep a lot more but presume it is to do with the healing process. Drinking a lot of milk and a VitD pill once a day with plently of protein foods which I hope will encourage bone healing.
Was very active but not able to do much apart from knitting and sewing. Try to do a bit of housework each morning but have temporarily employed a cleaner. Thankful it is winter and no gardening necessary yet.
Encourageing to see how other broken ankles progress. No phsio for me yet but I do Pilates exercises each morning in bed before putting ankle down for another day.
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