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Hi, I'm almost 8 weeks post ORIF screws and plate in my left ankle. I was in a cast for 6 weeks and now have a boot, I was told to start partially weight bearing building up to fully weight bearing, I've been referred to physio and just waiting for the appointment. I'm mobilising with a zimmer frame. I'm finding it psychologically quite difficult to imagine walking again without my ankle giving way. I can stand still weight bearing but can only shuffle along with the frame, I'm afraid to do anything more than this and mentally don't seem able to try walking normally ( as normal as you can walk when one foot is in a boot and therefore about 5cm longer than the other). I'm wondering if anyone else has felt like this? I feel a bit like I've forgotten how to walk! I'd appreciate some positive reassurance from anyone who had similar worries and overcame them. Thank you.
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