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I broke my right ankle 7 weeks ago just by falling down 2 stairs. It was broken in 3 places and i had ORIF - i have a plate and about 7 screws in total. I got an air cast boot last week after 6 weeks in plaster and I've been told to start gently weight bearing. I am shuffling around with a zimmer frame as I dont really feel safe with crutches. I am getting so frustrated at the impact the injury is having on my activities, the road to recovery seems so long and I honestly worry I will never walk properly again! Also driving is really important to me and I worry I won't be able to do that again either. I've just been referred for physio. My ankle is still swollen and although not particuarly painful is quite achy and the air boot does sometimes feel quite uncomfortable. I guess I'm just hoping someone who has been through this can offer me reassurance that things will get better? Thank you.
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