Recovery from ankle surgery and broken wrist

Posted , 3 users are following.

This discussion has been locked due to a period of inactivity. Start a new discussion

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?

0 likes, 4 replies

Report

4 Replies

  • Posted

    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, 

    Rose

    Report
    • Posted

      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.
      Report
  • Posted

    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!

    Michelle

    Report
    • Posted

      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.
      Report

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion

Report as inappropriate

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up