Sarah Clayton 6:15am Sep 30 2017
What a shocking was to get injured Jay that's got to be affecting your sleep at night too, geesh can't imagine.
I think if you've been trying pwb and it hurts and then you've backed off that's a natural progression. With my spiral fibula break it seemed to be forever until I could put full weight without it feeling weird, but never was there sharp pain. I remember my os saying max 3-4/10 for pain. I believe with your hardware, you can put weight earlier without it affecting the break. Just start slow.
I couldn't imagine ever going back to my office job either. Couldn't imagine the drive there or just being there. By the 8 week mark I was ready, and once I could comfortably walk in my air cast. At the 10 week mark I transitioned to my son's running shoes (the only shoes that would fit - he's 16 lol) and shuffled/limped around work for about a week. Lot's of physio later I can walk even down 5 flights of stairs and I'm just at the 13 wk mark.
Your ankle, calf and foot will feel weak. It's normal having been in the cast. This will have to gain strength over time so don't worry about it feeling weak it's just how it is at first. Little steps and you'll get there!
July 1 2017 - spiral break fibula July 7 Aircast NWB road bike wipeout
July 31 - PWB
Aug 18 - FWB in boot Aug 22 - first PT
Aug 24 - 8 wks - FWB boot no crutches
Sept 7 - 10 wks - first steps no boot
Oct 1 - back on my horse