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 Re: Weight Gain
Ange    2:36pm Apr 6 2018

Nah you aren't alone - when you do something like this you have to just deal with it anyway you can. At first I was so nauseated that I didn't want to eat anything, that changed thank goodness :)

I too eat when stressed, if I didn't have my nightly chocolate fix to look forward to, I wouldve gone nuts.

Plus you kinda have to gain weight when your physical exersion rate drops as much as it does when you only have one good leg. I found if I used my crutches instead of knee scooter, I had a better balance of physical activity - but I still gained a fair bit of weight.

Just think about how much activity you WILL be able to do once you are completely healed. Take measurements, use that as a guide as opposed to the scales - you will be gaining a lot of muscle mass.

I'm just starting to walk again, & already I'm pushing myself to walk 500m a day on the crutches, despite hand blisters & ankle pain. My PT is happy with it and the saying goes especially with regard to bone healing 'no pain, no gain'

Good luck with the climbing :)

trimalleolar fracture 22 Jan 18
Surgery 30 Jan 18 - 2 plates and 13 screws
Fiberglass cast nwb
NWB In Walker Boot 28 Feb 18
Starting 25% WB 19 Mar 18
Starting 75% wb and one crutch 11 Apr 18

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