How did you injure your ankle and what's your age?

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I've been reading posts for a good while now and have found everyone to be so kind, caring, compassionate and helpful.  People are really friendly here!

I thought it might be interesting to just give a short sentence or two, on how we got hurt and if you want to, include your age. 

I got hurt at a Prince Tribute Skate (roller skating) on May 10th.  I had a Closed bimalleolar Fracture of left ankle.   I'm 51.   biggrin

Beth

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    Broke my fibula near the ankle.  Did not need surgery but was NWB for 6 weeks.  Slipped on wet grass walking down a hill.  I was happily on my way to play Pickleball !! ( think tennis with a wooden paddle on a smaller court).  Am 64 years young.  Got injured 5 1/2 months ago.  Have resumed all activities except tennis and Pickleball.  Ankle stiff when I first get up in morning.  Gets better with activity.  Still random tenderness.  
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    Hi Beth! Nice idea smile

    I'm 28, and broke both ankles (among other things) in a car accident when I was 19. My left ankle was an open fracture (surgeon said it was the worst break he'd ever seen), and the right was not quite as bad - but still required surgery.

    My left ankle is completely fused (no movement at all) and my right is partly fused with chronic pain (currently awaiting a below knee amputation). Both ankles and feet have arthritis.

    Look forward to reading other peoples bios smile

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      Ceejay87, that is terrible!  But I'm glad you are still with us!  I always try to tell myself.........."It could have been worse." 

      Beth

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      I am so sorry- just  so sad.  There are no words- but just the happy faces tell me you have a good attitude.  you have been dealing with the pain for 10 years.... 
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    Firstly I'm 72! Not the age to start breaking bones but have to do it sometime I reckon.

    I fell from top to bottom of staircase in our home only three months after having total right hip replacement!!! Broke tib & fib & dislocated talus.

    That was 7 weeks ago but surgery 5.5 weeks ago. Now have plate, screws & more screws.

    Trying to stay upbeat but difficult when mobility is so affected.

    It must be awful for people who live alone.

    I have physio privately on a weekly basis and the scars are a simple red line and fading fast.

    I'm in an air-walker now after 4 previous casts! Much better. I ditch the boot for sleeping and most of daytime unless I'm walking about.

    Seeing surgeon in 12 days - hoping he can say ditch boot altogether and get me walking in shoes albeit on two crutches for a while.

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      Pauline, I know you can't wait to get rid of the boot.  And it is hard when mobility is affected.  You are so right about that.

      Beth

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    Bimalleolar fracture- right foot.

    getting out of our car- did not realize that my left foot was caught on the strap of my purse..... by the time i realized it- I was on the way to the ground already redface.

    I now call it 'the damn purse'!

    I am 58- will be 59 next sunday!

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    I tripped over a blind dog who just stopped suddenly when coming from last walk of the night.  I disclocated and broke my ankle in 3 places.  I am 70.  At 20 weeks I started golfing again!
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      OMG!  Carol, you sound like me:  When you go, you go all out!  I'm glad you started golfing again.  It's good to get back to the things we once could do. 

      Beth

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      70 and back to gofling in 20 weeks.  You give me inspiration- I can do this!!lol  Thank you for sharing your story

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      are you walking it or riding in a cart? Either way I am very happy for you!! I think I could do it now with a cart. I broke mine in three places and am 63... I'm 28 weeks out from surgery.  I think you are doing awesome!  It is amazing how much so many people seem to improve after about the 5th month.  I

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    Hi there.. I am almost 7 months out from a trimalleor break.. I am starting to get back in the swing of things..  Still a few aches and pains... I am 63.
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      Cass, 7 months out and counting.  Me too!  I'm not 7 months out, but I sure am counting!  LOL  My accident was May 10th and I have literally been counting the days and it's WONDERFUL to see more time between the accident date and the present date. 

      Beth

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