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Hey all, I thought I would provide a very positive update on my road to recovery 17 weeks post surgery.
I suffered a trimalleolar fracture with dislocation of the left ankle on 22nd June 2019. My first ever break on my first visit to another Greek Island as a 50th birthday present from my Husband!!! I missed my footing on a marble step in the apartment on the 2nd day of my celebratory holiday and boom!!! everything went pete tong from that day!!!
Rushed to the hospital to have the dislocation manipulated (without any pain relief!!) and sent back to the hotel to sit the rest of the week out before I could fly home to have surgery in the UK.
I had basically done a real number on the left ankle, two surgeries. The first was an external fixation for a few days to allow the swelling to go down then Orif Surgery to fix my smashed up ankle which involved weeks of my leg being held hostage in a cast and then day release in a boot for a further 7 weeks.
Fast forward 17 weeks post surgery. I have just had my discharge from the Physio after having three sessions. Two whilst in the boot and my final one today. Progress for me as a 50 something menopausal female has been touch wood free of any complications.
Apart from a stubborn achilles which needs more stretching my gait and ROM are doing brilliantly. The swelling is a pain in the arris especially in the evenings after work but otherwise no issues with walking or issues with the hardware which was installed to fix me again.
This has been some journey though!!! and 17 weeks ago I thought I would never walk the same again!!! I would have issues and be constantly in pain. I thank god every day that my healing and positive mindset along with a supportive army of people has got me through this the other side and I am very optimistic for the future and that my healing with just continue to get better and better.
So to anyone at the start of this very testing journey!!! hang in there..... there really is a light at the end of what appears to be a never ending tunnel and stay positive!!!! you got this!!!
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