dcb 12:12pm Jul 9 2017
Sympathies for your present situation. You definitely need a new doctor. PT can be very helpful - mine managed to loosen the tissue around the plate on my fibula, which has resulted in me thinking I can probably cope with having it stay in, rather than be removed. Everyone's break is different, but it IS possible to get back to being active - I mostly don't think about it any more and I completed a 54-mile hilly running race a year ago - two years after my break.
Hardware removal can be needed for some people - sometimes it's just a matter or removing a particular screw or two that's causing pain; other times it's removing screws and plates.
Swelling should be reducing now you are walking, but can last some time (months, even a year or more).
Push to see your surgeon earlier - ask to be put on the list for if there's a cancellation, if that's at all practical for you.
Fibula Fx lat. malleolus Weber B 12 June 2015
ORIF plate 18 June. Cast problems (allodynia) so boot from 25th but NWB.
25 July start PWB in boot, 7 Aug PWB without boot. 14th Aug few steps FWB.
9 Sept 10-steps jog 25 Sept: PT says go run!