I broke my 5th metatarsal approximately 4 weeks ago plus another bone in my foorlt and my ankle.

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I am currently into my 4th week of non weight bearing and it is really getting to me. I broke my 5th metatarsal bone and another bone in my foot and my ankle. I was put on codine phosphate and anti depression tablets. how long is this going to go on for.

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    So sorry but I know how you feel. I was NWB for 4 weeks but my physician and I realized my 5th metatarsal stress fracture would heal faster with a pin so had surgery then was another 4 weeks NWB, 4 in walking boot then good to resume normal hiking and riding my horse and I was 67 at the time. Your accident sounds much worse so be patient and let it heal! Takes time. Very difficult!   
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      thankyou sandi. I think I'm getting myself worse as I have 5 children and I am normally very fit and healthy. I got my pot changed 2 days ago and there is not a lot of difference in my ankle compared to when I done it. the doctor I sèen wasnt the best.

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    Broken feet are the worst, aren't they!? I fractured my 2nd, 3rd and 4th metatarsals 7 weeks ago and I'm going mad with boredom. I'm hoping my appointment at the fracture clinic this Friday will go well and I'll be allowed to walk normally without the boot or crutches, but I'm so despondent at the fact that it'll probably take another few weeks to fully recover. 

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      I hope it goes ok for you at the hospital mate. and yes they are the worst it's the 1st time I have done anything like this and I cannot belive how much we take walking for granted. and even small tasks are unbelievable I. e making a cup.of tea etc. I'm only into my 4th week of breaking the bones in my foot and it seems like it will never get better.

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      The first 4 weeks are the worst, honestly! I wasn't in much pain at all after that even though it's still exhausting and frustrating having to use crutches, so hopefully it'll be the same for you. Wishing you a speedy recovery from here on out!

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    I promise it WILL get better! Bones DO heal however it takes a long time for feet since we walk on them. You all will look back on this one day. That said, non weight bearing is quite inconvenient and makes doing anything a complete nightmare! I do recommend a knee scooter which helps so much. Also bone stimulator if you can get your hands on one. Goid luck to you all!!
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      Thank you! I had to have 2 screws and wire and that freaked me out a bit!! I will start PT soon, do you recommend any small exercises to do, to start strengthing my calf (on that side) I have noticed my muscle loss a bit.... And do you have a good recommendation for cleansers? I can't shower yet, because it is upstairs.... I'm just feeling so cooped up!! All from tripping on my kitchen tile in my UGG boots!! ;(

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      hi jenny. I know it is easier to say than doing it but. if you have already had screws and wire put in your foot. you really need it to rest before you put it through any excerise of any sort. I'm into my 4th we of breaking bones in my foot and ankle. it was doing my head in from day 1. get a wheel chair from a local redcross and use it hun. I am 41 and this 4 weeks have been like a lift time. keep in touch

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