Broken ankle recovery

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Okay you know of my whole story of I broke my ankle and walked on my ankle I got it infected now I've got it healed pretty much and the wound is closed anyways looks pretty good but you know I figured I was just waiting on the doctor to release me so I can go back to work boy was I wrong okay so my dad doctor hasn't released me to walk yet not until next week so I forget my scooter cuz I'm in such a hurry to go somewhere yesterday and I get there do what I need to do I leave there and I need to use the restroom real bad so I stopped at Walgreens you know their bathrooms are always in the very back so I called the way back there and walk up front while and then I'm going to get me a phone charger I grab me a phone charger but I have to sit down on the bottom shelf because my foot is hurting so bad so I think I'm just going to die before I get to my car so then I call my cousin and tell him can he meet me outside with my scooter because I am dying I did how long do people wait before they go back to work because I am a CNA and so I have to lift people and then just curious how long it takes some people and I've noticed that when I did walk that you know it's kind of like I'm walking on the side of my foot understand why I'm walking on the side because it's like the middle of my foot not going down to the ground

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    Hi Stephanie. It sounds like you do the kind of work I do; I work with children in wheelchairs so part of my responsibilities is to change them and feed them. I saw the doc on 3/26 and he released me to work on 4/9 with the only restriction being that I had to wear my boot as needed. Unfortunately I still needed the walker along with the boot. I was told I had to wait for accommodations from my district offices. It is now May 4 and I'm still home. However I can walk a little with my cane now so I don't need the boot or the walker so much. Talk with your supervisor. I was told that my job has no light duty at all. Also check back with your doc about your foot positioning. What type of injury did you sustain and how long ago was it? Blessings always 😇.

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    Hi Stephanie, 

    I agree with Beatrice.  Make sure your doctor releases you. Especially for  a job like a CNA. That is a lot of lifting and so on. You don't want to hurt yourself even longer. 

      I am not working as of yet, either. I have always been in retail management so standing on my feet for 9 hours or more a day is not good for me. 

      Good luck , 

      Rose

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    Well as of now I'm not working and I don't have a job I usually work for individuals at their house and so it just I have to be able to do the work or you know it can get done and so I can't go back to work until I can do all the work so there was this lady yesterday talking to her she wanted me to take her to the grocery store she lives upstairs and wants me to carry her groceries upstairs but I'm not sure I can do that and so just stuff like that and then I went and looked at a job yesterday and it was a really big house and it was just to clean the house and but it had a upstairs part I'm not sure I can do that upstairs stuff and you still not hitting the ground right it's like it's like it's buckled up in the middle and I did go walk in the store and walk some much that and I didn't walk in the house door I just walk down two hours and I was so tired and hurting that I had to leave I felt a lot of pressure and pain on my knee but I got to the doctor tomorrow so I'll see what he says

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