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I broke my 5th metatarsal bone on my left foot one week after keyhole surgery to my right shoulder on 17th June after falling off 6 steps down my stairs seeing a bubble bee flying around my head! Ouch yeah?? Well the A&E department did not give any advice and put me a temporary boot. Got a call next morning to say I needed a permanent cast and first appointment would be 4 days later! I had a cast for 2 weeks, suspected DVT, then fitted with ankle boot. After 6 weeks no sign of healing and fitted with another ankle boot. After 12 weeks no sign of healing and fitted with long pump up air cast boot! After 18 weeks I tripped over and damaged my foot again and spent a night in hospital as couldn't stand on it and couldn't use crutches because of shoulder surgery still healing and fitted yet again with a new boot as the muscle was deteriorating so quickly with 70% muscle gone! Week 20 and told to wear same boot for further 4 weeks as still no healing and I would need an MRI scan to see what's happening. By the time I see consultant for follow up results from MRI scan it will be 26 weeks!! I try to stand and walk to encourage muscle growth but the pain is excruciating! I am over the edge with this foot drama snd would welcome any reassuring comments as I am beginning to feel disabled and my doc has upped my Amitriptyline to 50g a day at night as I have foot pain the minute I lay down. Help!!!
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