Broken Ankle

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 I broke my ankle on June 23 in three places had surgery on the 28th and Monday I go for an x-ray to make sure everything is healing so I can start to walk again. The best advice I can give anyone who is broke in their ankle  is try to stay positive try not to take a lot of pain medication especially the strong ones that they prescribed they can make you depressed. Advil or Tylenol.

 Biggest frustration not being hands-free when you're on crutches. Best idea ever, use a rolling office chair or rolling seat  to get around the house and have your hands free to get yourself something to eat, or drink or coffee. I didn't come up with this until week five after I dropped so many things. And cleaning them up it's no fun when you're operating on one leg. Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Stay strong and stay positive in your healing process.

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    Sounds like you didn't get a knee scooter! I roll around on that in house. If I'm lucky enough to have a flat smooth surface while out in the community i bring it but not typically because it's more of a hazard for me. No matter what size you, are it's always a top heavy ride. (I fell off t 2x 😝wink We're on almost the exact same timeline. I fell June 24, surgery June 28, and my X-ray appt is the 8th! It's good to hear you're moving along. I've got my ear down for the good news lately. I'm excited to try walking again because my injured leg is so weak now that my hip is hurting and I want to use it again so badly! I ordered an Even Up shoe device to wear with the boot so I don't get any more misaligned. If you haven't checked them out, I recommend it. I ordered it from Amazon for $22. I'm so excited for you for your appointment I'm going to live vicariously through you! Thankyou for sharing, I look forward to the good news!

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      Wow ... we are on the same timeline 

      Yes being one legged causes other issues 

      With uninjured leg, hips etc not to forget wrists and hands

      I took my boot off 10 days ago against Dr advice as it was sooooo heavy and made my days worse, only wear out in the world for protection and to sleep 

      8/7 I see Dr and get X-ray to hear ....

      You're  bone is completely healed !!!

      Good luck on your day too

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    Oh yea, I take the boot off A LOT but he said it was ok so I do bending exercises and such. Crutches are killin my arms lately! They smoosh the brachial plexus and for the last week my arms have been numb upon waking. I found some exercises to do to recirculate so that's an improvement. I'd like the forearm crutches if possible so I'm going to check about that next appt. I think there would be more hands availability and less nerve compression. You could see about those, too.

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    Hi Broke mine 7-17, Surgery 7-27. Going for first follow up 8-7-17. No pain meds since a couple of days before I got out of the hospital. I have not had any pain really. When I get up it does not feel like it is swelling as much. I agree with those pain meds . I did need them right at first. They gave me Narco . The constipation alone is depressing. I was dizzy upon standing. I told them I could not go home like that . I was so messed up on those things I was ready ready to go to a skilled nursing facility aka nursing home until I could walk. I came to my senses after I quit taking the Norco and felt better. I am a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and I work in a Methadone program . I know all about opiates and I do not want any unless absolutely no other choice. I am so glad you are doing good . Pray for me that I can heal quickly and be walking soon. This support group is the best thing . I just discovered another good thing Amazon Prime , same day or 2 day delivery on any thing you want except a new ankle. I wanted to tell you I did buy a I Walk 2.0 they have them on Amazon. It works for me . It is a hands free Crutch. I am thankful every time use that device.

    Thank you and bless you

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      So sorry, my heart goes out to anyone who deals with this 

      Yes ... meds I truly believe they slow the healing process.

      Glad the knee crutch worked for you I wasn't sure it was right for me but looking back it may have been.... crutches are really the worst 

      I've also been taking bone health bought on Amazon and feel it has aided the process.

      By the end of August you will see a world of difference, the first few weeks are hell.

      I read a lot it's way better then TV anyday

      Prayers for you my friend 

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    So glad you are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel - I know exactly how you feel and felt!  I also had an office chair on wheels in the Kitchen which was a Godsend!  Well done, so wonderful to get positive feedback and this blog has certainly helped me during my period of frustration and pain! Thankyou xxxxx
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    I fell 14 June (broke both ankles, 1 side surgery) and go to doc on 10 Aug for xrays, may go into sneaker on side that didn't have surgery and start to walk.  I am nervous that I am not healing ok.  I am on prednisone 4mg and have RA, so might heal slower.  Last xray showed that side had a "wider opening" not sure what that means but he said it could have just been the angle of the xray, so I am nervous, that xray was 1 month ago.  I know I have about 2 more weeks for other side which is my right leg.  Funny he has never mentioned PT.  

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      Oh my - I am having a hard time with one broken ankle, broken it 7-17-17. Surgery 7-27-17 and going to follow up 8-7. How in the world do you cope . Sending you love, light, peace , Healing
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