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Hi all new to this site, but needed some advice on what others have been through. Dislocated and broke my ankle on Jan 19. Just hit 5 Weeks since surgery. The healing process has been really slow and the swelling has been bad since day one, so I was never put in a cast just had a splint for the entire 5 weeks. Went yesterday to Dr to get splint removed and they were going to cast it but swelling was still pretty bad. Dr decided just to put nothing on it and send me on my way. I’m wheelchair bound because when I broke my ankle I also broke my left elbow on the same side. Every time I get up and wheel around in the wheelchair for a bit my ankle instantly goes purple and swells within 5 Min or so. Extremely frustrated dr wants me to start doing weight bearing and stand on it, but I’m scared! The pain is very minimal which is great! Don’t know what to do everything that is happening I have just been told is normal and I personally have nothing to base it on. My ankle is hot and foot is cold and don’t know what is up with that either. Confused on what to do.... please help any advice is greatly appreciated!
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