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Hi everyone! First time poster here, decided to sign up and ask the experts since I couldn't find any answers online.
I broke/shattered my fibula twisting my ankle a week ago. I had surgery to put in a metal plate and screws and was sent home 4 days later with pain medication that really isn't doing the trick. I was in pain after surgery but it was manageable. Then one day post-op they changed the cast. I had told the nurses it was starting to hurt for hours and no one brought me pain medication. Then I told the doctor who took me down to the fracture clinic. Then the woman who cut the bulky cast off. Then the one who wrenched my foot to a right angle with me screaming and crying the whole time. That night was terrible. It took an hour for them to get someone to prescribe me oral morphine, which didn't work. A doctor upped my dosage finally and then the new night nurse said it wasn't on the system and left me with no more pain killers, returning to the former mild dosage every 2 hours. Then finally, after 7 hours of extreme pain (I was even biting my fist or the blanket), they found someone free to give me I.V. morphine. The next morning my surgeon came to see me and apologised, saying they shouldn't have done it without pain killers. But I said I felt like there was something wrong. The pain in my ankle (where it was broken) had been extreme since that incident. It still is days later.
i know it should hurt due to the injury, but is this normal:
1. My little toe is completely dead, I can't move it on it's own. It moves with the other toe like it is glued there, but if I hold the others it won't move.
2. From my little toe to my ankle has pins and needles.
3. When I stand upright to use my crutches and the blood rushes to my foot, it feels like it is on fire and gets so heavy like it will fall off.
4. Again, at the same time, where the surgery was, there is this "pinching" sharp pain in my ankle.
is this all totally normal? Is it possibly a problem with the cast? With the surgery? I am going to call them on Monday but it is the weekend and I am a little worried.
thanks and happy healing!
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