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I had ankle ligament reconstruction surgery two weeks ago to repair a full tear in the ATFL a partial tear in the CFL and a partial tear in the tendon. I have been in a fiberglass splint for the past 2 weeks and tomorrow I will hopefully be in a boot. I have so many fears mainly because I obviously never went through this before and don't really know normal vs not. My first fear is the first night while the nerve block was still active, I lost my balance on the stairs and put quick weight on my toes of the repaired foot to prevent myself from falling. I have since been bruised on the metatarsal area as well as the toes(which obviously could be due to drainage from the surgery or I fear I did more damage which will require additional surgery. I can move all my toes up and down with minimal pain so I'm thinking maybe a sprain(fingers crossed). Then I have the fear that an infection formed in the incision(since I can't see anything) and it wouldn't be detected until tomorrow when they take the splint off and then it's too late to do anything about it. I haven't shown any signs such as a fever or severe pain or pain getting worse, however I sometimes feel I have a high pain tolerance and therefore I don't know if I'm ignoring something that seems minor to me. I also feel pain/throbbing when I get up(im assuming it's because the blood is returning back down to the ankle/foot region. Has anyone gone through this before? Does anyone have any advice on how to keep my mind from going crazy this last 24hrs before I see the doctor again?
Thank you all in advance
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