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I am 65 years old and I slipped off the curb edge on New Year's Day (brilliant start to new year). Accident and Emergency confirmed I had broken my right ankle and my fibia just below the knee. They put a back slab on at first ankle to knee and then when they realised my fibia was broken as well they extended it to my thigh. I was told to go home and rest and an appointment for the fracture clinic for 8 Jan ( Friday gone). After waiting around for 5 1/2 hrs I was told that my ankle needs surgery and they put me another backs lab on but only to my knee. They didn't seem much bothered about the break in my fibia? I was then told to go home and someone would ring me within the next few days to let me know when my op will be. ( between 7 and 10 days) I am now in worse pain than I was before and I am resting in bed with my leg elevated as instructed even though the swelling has dramatically reduced. I do however get an awful painful feeling like pressure in my ankle when I use my crutches to go to the loo. I didn't get this before they fitted the new back slab. I am wondering if this is normal. I also have been told that I am at risk of ddvt so therefore have to inject myself every day in my stomach to help to thin my blood to try and avoid a Dvt. In short Whilst writing this I don't know when my op will be and have already Ben laid up here for 9 days. Hopefully sooner rather than later as I don't want the break/s to start healing and have to have them broken again for surgery. Just feeling a little out of my depth. Has anyone else got or had this awful painful feeling of pressure when they put their leg down after having it elevated.?
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