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Day 0 (04/28/2016), Fell on a very steep concrete slope when fishing. Very intense and severe pain, but managed to walk
to my car (using my toe) and drove home in pain. Wife drove me to ER and diagnozed as nondisplaced distal fibula
fracture (~ half an each above the ankle). Went home with a walking boot and crutches.
(between day 0, I stayed in bed mostly)
Day 4: saw a bone doctor. He reviewed X-ray from the ER and said the fracture was stable. He also said I could put
weight on it immediately. Went home with the same walking boot. Also told that I could take the boot off when sleep.
(between day 5 and 12, no weight bearing at all. Swelling got better, but bruises everywhere on my right foot and quite
a lot of pain on the foot and ankle)
Day 11: I went to the doctor's office in a wheelchair. He was surprised... X-rayed again and no displacement observed.
Went home with the same boot and crutches. Next appointment 06/06/2016.
Day 14: started to bear weight and felt much better.
Day 20: could walk a few steps with limp but without crutches. However, most of the time, I did walk with both crutches.
Pain has been gone.
Day 28: didn't show much progress compared to previous week. when I walked 2 steps without crutches in the both room, I
felt a little bit pain around the injured ankle when limped. Immediately stopped walking. laid in bed for a few hours
and experienced 3-4 times of short, slight pain (each time, the pain lasted ~10-20 second). This really got me concern.
I drove to the doctor's office. He was on vacation.
Day 29 (now): laid in bed mostly and in great fear. similar to yesterday, I experienced several times of short and
slight pain. tried to feel the injured ankle with my hand and the bony place felt a little warm (not sure whether the warm has been there all of the time).
My next appointment is 06/06/2016. Right now, I am really concerned. I don't know whether or not the fracture was
displaced.... (I have been on unpaid leave and have mortgage and bills to pay. I am anxious to go back to work. I don't know whether this would put my recovery back a few weeks).
Any comments are welcome.
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