Embonious 6:12am Feb 19 2019
Congrats on getting the cast off! I imagine the peeling skin must be intense..
I have a tibia/fibula fracture and had ORIF- I've got an IM rod and 5 nails in my tibia. I was weight baring after 6 weeks, but only up to 30% max.
The thing that surprises me is your dr's reluctance to prescribe physical therapy. It's good that you insisted. Therapy for me has corrected errors that I didn't know I was making as I've been relearning to walk.
Good luck with the next stage of healing, and I hope your dr is more communicative next time regarding your concerns. I think it's so normal for them that they forget that many people haven't ever experienced a broken bone and need to have everything explained clearly..
14 Sept 2018- hit by car, compound open tib/fib fracture, ORIF surgery to insert IM nail + 5 screws
19 Sept 2018- released from hospital, no cast, NWB
22 Oct 2018- 30% PWB, started physio
04 Dec 2018- working towards 100% WB indoors