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Just wondered if any of you at similar stage to me want to compare notes?
I felt a bit depressed when I read on another site of someone doing a major mountain hike at about 14 weeks post surgery!
My fracture was fairly straightforward and I didn't need surgery.
I can walk without crutches...fairly normal gait if I walk rather slowly. I can't walk quickly.
I have been driving (manual) for about 3 weeks.
Ankle is still funny shape and swells fairly often.
No real pain though it does ache sometimes.
I can't stand on tiptoes
I can't walk downstairs normally (but fine going upstairs)
I really want to get back into hiking but struggle on uneven ground (use 2 trekking poles now) Can walk directly uphill, downhill much slower and walking across the slope hurts so I avoid it.
So far I haven't managed to walk much more than 2 miles.
I am still doing exercises at home and go to a physio class once a week.
I want to be able to run, skip and jump, I want to get back up those hills.
Anyone at a similar stage to me? Are my expectations unreasonable or am I slow at getting back to normal? ( I suppose I should confess that I am 70 yrs old but I don't want to be told..."oh well at your age, what do you expect?"
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