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Hi all, I broke my ankle 18 weeks ago and am now 15 week's post orif surgery. I went to my surgeon today for the first time since I had my cast removed on April 22nd. I have been fwb without aid an pain for a while now, and can also do stairs unaided. I was very nervous about today, because of so many people on this site really having a difficult time healing. The first thing the surgeon did was send me for x-rays. When he was examining my x-rays my first question was. " Have I bone union?" He laughed and said, " you have good bone union. " I really was over the moon and started to cry, but also for those on this site that have not had good bone union, and yet are always encouraging others. The surgeon told me to carry on with physiotherapy and massage and also do the exercises the physiotherapists gave me. He also said arthritis after a ankle break and surgery is probable especially at my age, so exercise is important. I also asked about having the hardware removed, and he said if it does not worry you to leave it, but if I want to have it removed to wait about a year. So I can now start leading a normal life without fear that I am doing something wrong and will cause more injury to the ankle. To everyone who reads this remember no matter how difficult it has been physically and mentally, there is a great big light at the end of the tunnel. For some it may just take a bit longer than others to get there. To God I give all the glory. God bless you all.
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