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Hi everybody, great forum! I am 51, broke my left ankle on a hiking trip on Friday, had a surgery on Sunday night.
Generally things are getting better : much less pain, can wiggle my toes, but there is a persistent numbness on top side of big toe and second toe.
Looks like it might be some post-op nerve damage, because it is not getting worse and does not affect the mobility of toes. Decided not to go to emerg, that would mean sitting there for 6 hours before any doc will come to see me. But if it would become worse, then I would go.
Also : feeling very unsafe with crutches, in particular when home alone. Using a portable wheelchair instead for the trips to the bathroom, getting food from the kitchen, etc.
Any thouhgts or advises on all this?
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