Recovery from ankle surgery and broken wrist

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I just discovered this forum which is greatly helping me to under all my “body aches” and post surgery recovery.  6weeks ago I broke my right wrist and am still in cast (for 4 more days) then will move into a brace.  A week and a half ago I fell and broke right ankle, had surgery 6 days ago.  So I’m definitely hobbling around with a knee scooter.  I work part time as an admin asst. I was going to try and go to work 2 -3 hour shifts next week.  It sounds like I may be pushing it.....anyone with experience?

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    OMGoodness Debbie, You have been through a lot! I would say you are pushing going back to work so soon. You haven't healed yet. Never mind the wrist but now the ankle too and that was just 6 days ago. 

    Ask your doctor but I would be willing to bet he or she will say way to soon for work. 

     Can't hurt to ask.. but if you have the time, stay home and heal properly . Don't forget you will need to go to PT , too. 

    Good luck, 


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      Thanks Rose.  No one but myself is pushing to get me back to work.  I see the doctor Monday, so I’ll lee what he says.  Once my wrist cast is off and I’m in a brace I know I will have some pain and achiness regaining strength.  And you are right, I don’t know when PT will be.
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    I also went back to work while still recovering and in a boot

    and I ended up falling and hurting myself more.  Don't push it, sometimes life forces us to slow down for a reason. Let your self heal, if you must work and it is good for the mind then do so from home with you laptop.

    Take Care!


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      Sounds like you were even further along in your recovery since you had a boot.  I think that is at least 4 weeks away for me.  Thanks for your input.

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