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Broke my left ankle (fibula) and 5th metatarsal on Feb. 13th. Had ankle ORIF surgery (pic below) on March 5th. Got a CAM boot yesterday and can very slowly start putting a little weight on it as my body allows in the boot (mostly just putting it on the floor with my elbow on my knee). Today, though 98% of my weight was on my right foot, I stood up unaided. Though it is a small victory (and one I will wait to repeat for a while out of caution), it feels like a giant one after a month of nothing! I know I have a long road ahead of me and I need to be very careful and smart about my progress, I now feel that progress. I have read other posts about how the boot irritates the incision site, and it definitely does for me especially at night, but being able to wash my foot and shave my leg has given me back a sense of control. For those of you who have not gotten this far yet, you will get there and it will feel awesome! And for those ahead in their progress, thank you for giving me peace, hope and motivation! I will continue to update my progress so people can have an idea of a timeline for this injury. Though we all progress at our own speed and in our own way, reading other peoples' experiences has been helping me through mine, so I wish to return the favor for others. Wishing everyone a speedy and full recovery!!
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