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I found these conversations very helpful and I now know my experience is more or less normal!
It all started when I tripped over our blind dog and fell. My ankle was on a 90 degree angle! Not only was my ankle dislocated but also it was broken in 3 places. So I had surgery complete with 2 large screws and a plate with 7 small screws. I was no weight bearing for 6 weeks and then partial weight bearing for 4 weeks. Weeks 1 and 2 were in a plaster splint. I immediately rented a knee scooter which was a god send. After 2 weeks I was put in a fiberglass cast. After 4 more weeks I was put in the air cast boot. Then another 4 weeks I was finally weight bearing. Prior to weight bearing I had no pain or swelling. I am not at 12 weeks and have been weight bearing in the boot for 2 weeks. I find I have aching and swelling when the leg is not elevated. The swelling is always present. I start physical therapy tomorrow and am to start walking without the boot in 1 more week. This is a very long discouraging process. Prior to my break I was playing golf 5 times a week. My entire body has seemingly fallen apart.
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