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 Re: broken ankle
dcb    9:07am Nov 9 2017

Shannon, sympathies. Scared and depressed is normal at this stage - you're allowed to feel sorry for yourself. Treat yourself gently, like you would a good friend in this situation.

The pain does get better with time. Keep the leg elevated as much as you can to minimise swelling. Find several things you can do (while lying on the sofa with your leg up on pillows) to distract yourself - this is a good time to watch all the series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or do that big embroidery project you've been thinking about, or re-read a 10-volume series of books, or whatever.

Vent here if you need to, and ask questions about practical stuff as well.

Good luck!

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!

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