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On July 25, I slipped on a deck and rolled my foot, breaking my fibula at the ankle (an oblique distal fibular fracture, to be specific). I thought I sprained it at first, but turned out to be broken. I went to the hospital, they gave me crutches and an AirCast boot and sent me on my way. A follow up appointment with the OS told me that I won't need surgery, but to stay off it completely and always wear the AirCast boot. I'm now almost five weeks past the accident, and I'm so eager to walk again. The bruising and swelling is completely gone and I feel no pain at all.
I've read lots of posts from people who have had surgery, but I'm hoping to hear about experiences of broken ankles that didn't require surgery. My doctor gave me no indication of when I can bear weight on my foot again. What are your experiences? I am paranoid about re-breaking my fracture, so I'm staying off my foot until the Doctor clears me.... but I'm going crazy not knowing how much longer this is going to be!
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