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I fell over on the ice at the end of Feb and had a severe spiral fracture to my tibia with also a couple of other breaks to it and my fibula! Had to have emergency surgery because I developed Acute Compartment Syndrome and was at risk of loosing my fit and/or leg. I then had an external fixator fitted on March 6th and finally today it looks like I am getting it removed on August 9th!! This is after the goal post has been moved several times which completely messed with my head. Doesn’t help that I am a “woman of a certain age” and prone to crying at the drop of a hat especially in the last few weeks!
I have been minimal weight bearing for the last 8 weeks which has been really hard, although not painful. I have lost so much muscle in that thigh and calf it’s untrue!
My question (finally!!) is how painful is it going to be once I get the boot on, I have not had any movement in my ankle for 5 and a half months and have no idea what to expect. I am realistic that I have a long road ahead but would just like to hear from anyone else who’s been through something similar. Thanks 😃
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