Very happy report from the doc today!

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Hi all,

I am happy to report that I was released out of my CAM boot today, put into an Aircast splint and am allowed to bear full weight with the help of my crutches!! My doc wants me to progress from two to one crutch, and then without any at all over the next few weeks. I was surprised, because my surgery was 1 month ago, but he says that I have healed really well and he can barely see the fracture line. The aircast splint allows me to put the bottom of my bare foot on the floor except where the fabric wraps around the arch; it has been too long! It feels very weird, as if my foot is having a hard time interpreting what it is feeling (I thought at first something wet was on the floor), but it is still amazing to feel the ground!

I had ORIF surgery on March 5th after breaking my ankle and 5th metatarsal on Feb. 13th. They had to repair the tip of my fibula that had broken off and was at an angle that would have made it highly unlikely to repair itself well if at all ("ugly" and "nasty" were adjectives the doc used to describe my fracture). Despite my need for surgery to fix this, I have always had a stable ankle fracture which cut my time of NWB down significantly. This is likely the reason why I have been able to progress this quickly.

I am finally feeling like I am on the other side of this even though I still have healing to do. I am so grateful to everyone that has been a part of my journey so far, because I don't think I could have kept my sanity without all of you. Thank you so much! Please know that I am here for all of you too. And for those that come after us. I am very grateful to those that have healed, but still take the time to reassure people like me when in the throes of it. It is a sucky, scary, painful, uncomfortable, foreign experience made bearable by this forum and the people on my front lines. I wish everyone quick healing, health and happiness. And know how appreciative I am of everyone who has taken the time to help me.

Gina

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    Hey Gina, I'M SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!! I'M SO GLAD EVERYTHING WORKED OUT FOR YOU. I KNOW IT FEELS AMAZING TO WALK. AS I READ YOUR MESSAGE I WAS SMILING FROM BEGINNING TO THE END THIS REALLY BRINGS JOY TO MY HEART BECAUSE I KNOW HOW HARD IT WAS FOR ALL OF US. WELL I BEEN HAVING SO MINOR PAIN, BUT I GO TO THE DOCTOR TOMORROW IT'S BEEN 6 WEEKS AND I HAVEN'T WALKED. I'M IN A AIR BOOT HOPEFULLY HE WILL LET ME START WEIGHT BEARING. YOU GO GIRL AND MUCH SUCCESS TO YOUR HEALING. I HOPE YOU STILL BE ON THIS FORUM FROM TIME TO TIME I'M GONNA MISS YOUR POSITIVE INPUT ON THINGS, BECAUSE YOU HAVE TRULY HELPED ME IN MY DARKEST DAYS❤😘

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      Aryanna,

      Thank you so much!! It has been hard being so inactive, as you well know, and people don't understand how losing your ability to bear weight on your foot limits everything you do drastically! It is a tough journey and I would never have been able to keep a positive attitude if it wasn't for this forum and for people like you. You have particularly been helpful to me too! And I would not bail on you or the people on this forum because I know how necessary it is to have people that understand where you are cheering you on and letting you know that one day you will feel normal again. I am not there yet, but I can feel normal coming. And I want to see you get there too! I hope your appointment is a happy one too! I will be sending you lots of positive vibes!! Please let me know how it goes!!

      Gina

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    Great news and congratulations!

    Its the best day when you can walk again!!!

    I feel the same about this group I needed others who understood what I was going through and this group made me feel normal again!!!

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      Sandra,

      Thank you so much! It is the best day to walk again, so true!! And please know how helpful you have been in helping me keep a positive attitude! It is so necessary to have people who are ahead of you in the healing process letting you know when unfamiliar or difficult feelings are normal and part of the experience. Also, seeing people recovered or far ahead of you gives hope and strength to forge ahead. So please know how grateful I am!! Be safe and thank you!! Hope everyday you continue to feel stronger and happier!!

      Gina

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