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i joined this club 20 days ago when i fractured and dislocated my right ankle on a remote island beach in thailand 2 hours away by bumpy speedboat to the nearest hospital on the mainland with no medical attention or painrelief til i got there, my ankle was immediately manipulated and pulled straight in the A&E with no sedation or time to get adequate painrelief which was excrutiating agony and i was told i needed urgent plate & screws for a very bad injury which was a trimalleolar fracture and dislocation. The next day after a nightmare 36 hours of my ankle being in just a box splint and pain like id never known i had surgery which took 2 and a half hours with a spinal block as i was considered too high risk for general anaesthetic due to being asthmatic, with sedation only. I heard the drilling and felt my leg being pulled all over. After a week i was fit to fly the 15 hour flight back to England, thank god my travel insurance covered the £13000
(13 thousand pound)medical bill.
Back in home in England after more xrays and scans I'm told by my orthopaedic ankle & foot specialist that the ORIF i had done was very poor, and my next appointment in 6 days is to discuss my options about further surgery.
Has anyone else had to have their surgery redone and how long will recovery time be ? Half my foot and toes have been permanently numb and tingling since i had a solid cast applied on my return home and ive been trapped on my sofa since, with a wheelchair to get to the bathroom, as i also have a fractured wrist in cast to make life even more awkward. I am normally an active 53 year old full time working nurse and never suffered so much pain and inconvenience, the only consolation i can get is at least i didnt break my neck or back.
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