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Hi all, I well and truly scuppered myself when I slipped broke my ankle on Thursday 11.08.16
Broke my tib and fib and dislocated ankle. I went to Broadford hospital on skye where they straightened and alighted the brake and put a plaster cast on. I was then transferred to Raigmore Inverness where I was told I would need plates and screws
I had to wait for swelling to improve before I could have my op on Friday
I was told all went well with the plates and screws but still have heavy swelling so only had a back plate plaster, hard at back soft at front. I got home Saturday night and have to go back to raigmore for the cast to be fitted Monday.
All staff at both hospitals have been fantastic we do have the best health service in the world I'm sure of that.
Pain is up and down have been given Dihydracodeine 30mg 4 times a day, I shall take less if I can but have needed it so far. I have to inject anti blood clotting every evening for 28 days. Don't mind that don't mind needles.
Very nervous on the crutches in case I fall and feel very weak getting up onto my foot is hard work but am quite comfortable when sitting with leg raised, my wife got me a bunch of lovely pillows when she collected me from the hospital.
I have posted on here because I was reading up and thought I would share my experience as this whole process kicks in.
I feel rather helpless at the moment, a little worried about the long term and short term effects.
I have an excellent job and will be able to work from home (Health & Safety Advisor /Trainer) I know it's quite Ironic, I had gone to speak to a work colleague who had broken their toe bone on the Monday and half an hour after speaking with him I had done a far worse job on myself!
Anyone out there who is experiencing the same or similar currently and would like to share thoughts feelings outcomes would be much appreciated.
I do feel a little nauseous every now and then but it may be the drugs, haven't had this kind of medication before, usually just the liquid kind (wine) which will be off the cards for a while.
Oh well going to see if I can get up and go for a pee definitely not as easy as it sounds??
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