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I broke my leg over 10 years ago and it healed naturally but over the last two years I've experienced really bad ankle pain. It occurred when I played a charity football match . I had some physiotherapy on my ankle then went back to work. As time went on the pain returned. I tried all sorts, different shoes, trainers, ankle supports plus foot support. It made no difference, I returned to the doctor and he sent me for physio. I continuedon't my physio while also doing my job as a full time baker at sainsburys. The physiotherapist at first thought it was down to my feet being flat footed but then ruled that out and said it could be to do with my old broken leg. He sent me to see a specialist and she then monitored some of physio in hope that she could see whats wrong. They tried manipulating my muscles to get more moment out of my ankle. It improved but not by much.I can barely move my ankle left or right, and struggle to point it down and up. She sent me for MRI, I waited for weeks and weeks to hear the results. Finally my specialist phoned me and said. I have fusion problems and there's a lose bit of tissue floating about. Plus one of my ankle bones is extremely worn. She said she was going to refer me see a surgeon and he will take it from there. That was in January and I've heard nothing since the pain as been getting worse and worse. Today I have had to go home sick. Because I physically couldn't stand on it any longer. I was getting really bad pins and needles and my ankle kept making a cracking sound. Work wasn't very supportive tbh. They asked if there was anything else I can do. I answered no because everything involves standing and the pain hurts that much that I can't even think straight let alone work. The Deputy store manager criticised me and said I must have a low pain threshold and that I don't do anything to help myself he said I should of been wearing a ankle support or something. Maybe I should of I dunno but I tried before and it didn't seem to help. When I got home I rang the doctors and asked why I haven't had appointment through yet and they didn't know anything about it. So I phoned my specialist up the receptionist answered. I asked them about my appointment and they said they have Just written the letter, I asked when my appointment was and they said I'm being put on waiting list. I said well I haven't even had my results I've only been told them on them on the phone. They said get your doctor to send you them. I said they haven't even had them. He was like oh OK well he should have them in a few weeks. I said I'm not being funny but I've been waiting for 2 months. Why is the report and the appointment only just been done, did she forget. To which he replied I don't know. I feel really down about it I've been waiting to get my ankle fixed for two years the pain is getting worse and now work is on my back. I really don't know what to do.
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