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    I can't lay on my side yet but I do rest my leg on it's side from time to time. I'm still experimenting with the most comfortable positions to rest my ankle. I change positions every 2 hours it feels like lol.

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    Hi Christina

    You can lay on your side if you have a cast or boot while you're NWB. Also when you are PWB without a boot. I am week13 post ankle surgery, plate and 6 screws. I walk unaided now. Slept on my side since week 1 while in cast.

    Brigitte

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      My injury is my right leg (the driving leg). I was 6 weeks NWB in a cast, another 6 weeks PWB in a boot. I am in my shoes since last week FWB and I am walking without a limp. However, I have to wait probably another few weeks until I will be confident to drive. 
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      Hi Christina.I had an ankle fusion and I think recovery time is about the same as a break.I was NWB in a cast for 7 weeks and then NWB in a boot for 6 weeks followed by PWB in a boot for a further 7 weeks.I gradually walked with crutches and had strengthening exercises with a physiotherapist.It was a further month before I felt confident enough to drive.I was advised to not drive until I could do an emergency stop.As regards sleeping on your side try putting a pillow between your legs for your bad leg to rest on.I do hope you have a speedy recovery with no problems.Best wishes Nonita
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      I found it difficult to sleep on my side too. But found putting a pillow between my legs made it so comfortable to do, so no probs after that.  Still kept leg elevated though. good luck sx
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    Are y'all saying 5 months before driving? Mine is my right ankle (driving foot).

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      Hi Christina.On average it does take between 4 and 5 months to drive if your right foot is involved.When I eventually did drive I found it easier to drive than to walk.It really does depend on how much movement you have in your ankle and how much pressure you can use.Good luck for a speedy recovery.Nonita
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    I'm 17 mos out with a trimal - surgery, plate and screws. It took until about month 6 to sleep on my side. I've been doing great since about month 13. Hang in there! People who do well don't usually stay on this forum. I check in every few months just to tell people it's a long haul but you can be 99% some day! I can do anything I used to do and am 57 years old. Wishing you all the best! It's an adventure you'll never forget. I wish I videoed progress weekly to be able to help people by showing them on you tube.

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