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I'm now 18 weeks post ankle fracture and 16 weeks post surgery. I've been back to work 3 weeks 2 of those weeks half day. My office is up 2 long and wide flights of stairs no lifts. So whilst I'm still recovering and learning to walk properly and steady again I've been moved to a ground floor office. Which is great! But now my boss is putting pressure on me to move back to my old office and tackle those stairs. I am walking unaided but still with a limp, I am so terrified of having another accident and don't feel nowhere near confident enough. My physio says I should be doing the stairs at this stage. Which I'm doing at home ok, but I'm able to hold both sides whilst doing so. The stairs at work are longer and wider.
My question is. Is anyone else at this stage of recovery? I'm still limping and not walking properly yet and still have some pain and stiffness. Should I be walking properly and not limping by now?
Thank you and my thoughts and best wishes go out to all you fellow patients going through this long and at times torturous recovery process.
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