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Fell and fractured my ankle last Monday night. Stupid me, I didn't go to the doctor until Thursday because I was so sure it was "just a sprain." You see, I've sprained my ankle 5 times in the past year (had a bad fall, must have damaged the ligaments and they are weak now). I just figured it was the same old, same old.
I finally went to the hospital at my mothers insistence and yes it is broken. The doctor said it was a Weber Type A Fracture. I refused the cast and got an aircast instead. I am going for a checkup late next week to get another xray and was told it could be 6 weeks or longer to heal.
I'm having quite significant pain whenever I walk on it, that lasts for hours. If I stay off of it, it is much more bearable.
I work in an office setting however my job involves lots of walking and climbings stairs in a four storey building, usually daily.
I'm just wondering... can I plan on going back to work this coming Monday? I will obviously see how I feel, if I feel like I do now I will NOT be going back.
What was your healing like? I don't think this is a particularly bad type of fracture but HOLY GOODNESS does it ever hurt. This is my first broken bone. Ouch!
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