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Hello to everyone who ever suffered a broken ankle. I have joined this site to help others who are presently suffering or whom will go on to one day fracture an ankle.
Firstly I want to tell you that I was a nursing sister in the NHS and worked 26 years in the NHS. i sustained an open (ie bones sticking out of the leg) left ankle fracture on 4 May 2018. I was dealt with initially in A & E and underwent a procedure under sedation to have an ankle reduction. This places the foot and ankle back where it should be and then a back slab plaster cast is fitted. The following day I had to have emergency surgery to debride ie wash out the open wound and then to have a plate and a screw inserted. I WAS ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIED GOING TO THEATRE!!! I ADMIT I WAS SO SCARED I NEARLY CRIED............MY LIFE IN THE HANDS OF THE NHS I HAD WORKED SO HARD FOR........ The staff in theatre were truly fantastice and when I got to theatre the consultant was waiting for me. WOW I thought I have a consultant to work on my ankle. I had a spinal anaesthetic, but also was put to sleep.....I woke up in Recovery relieved to wake up but what a journey laid ahead of me I could never anticipate despite all my nursing knowledge...for now I am the patient not the nurse!!
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