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I joined the broken bone club in December 2017 following a fall at home and breaking my ankle in 3 places plus the back of my leg. Following 2 operations to install 2 metal plates and about a dozen screws I am now informed by my surgeon that I can FWB in my training shoes which is great however, I can stand, walk with crutches (not very confidently) but I cannot get my head around trying to walk without them it’s like I have completely forgotten. I have told my surgeon and she says this is quite common and we need to wake my brain up again to establish this function.
I have physio again today and I am hoping that we will spend some of the session on this but I would appreciate any tips or feedback on how others got through this.
I know others have mentioned but some of this battle to recovery is more mental than physical.
I am wishing to return to work after the Easter holiday if my surgeon gives me the okay on 5th April but of course I need to walk first.
I am based in the North West of England and thought I was on my own with this until I came across this forum which has been great and given me comfort and a desire to get through this.
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