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Broke my right ankle 5 weeks ago and can still hear the snap every time I close my eyes! I would like to say I broke it climbing a mountain, or playing basketball with my boys but that's not the case. Just stepped off a porch and lost my balance and heard my ankle snap in two places! Rushed to ER and had surgery the very next day (which I'm told is a good thing because some have to wait it out! Yikes! I cannot imagine!) It's been a royal pain this broken ankle! I am currently using a walker and have crutches. I feel off balance on the crutches so basically only use them if I need to go into a small space like my closet, walker just feels more sturdy to me. I have been off of work and hopefully will be able to return after week 6. Trying to figure out how to get around at work is troubling me. Any suggestions? I'm a banker. I can prop it up but the days get so hectic I know I won't be able to sit still all day. I have been keeping it propped up. I have not been icing it but thinking maybe I should to help the swelling after I shower. I am in a boot (another plus because I can remove it to shower) but it's so heavy! I am finally to the point where I can set it on its side instead of just keeping it pointed upwards towards the ceiling but I always wonder if this is harming my ankle? I have little to no pain in my foot, but I do have that tightening feeling in my foot when it swells up and my toes turn into packed sausages and I feel as if they'll burst. And I'm mad. Mad at the world that this happened and ruined our summer. And I get sad. Especially when I see my muscle deteriorating. I am trying my best to put on a happy face and keep positive but this is a rotten situation to be in. Just stinks. Everything about it stinks.
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