zd80 (50.32.215.---) 4:12pm May 14 2019
We'll see what the ortho says on Friday at my appointment. I'll be hoping for a shorter cast, but if it's not, I'm sure they'll have a reason.
In hindsight, I feel like there's SO many more things I would have wanted to ask the doctors and nurses at the ER about, especially now since I have time to ponder it. But for me, the whole ER experience was very "out of my comfort zone " so to speak. I'm sure it's like that for a lot of people. There's a lot going on all around and despite it always taking FOREVER, it seems like you only actually see the doctor for a very short amount of time. Not to mention, you've just had this serious injury, you're in pain, you're being wheeled here and there, then x-rays come (OUCH! btw), and by the time the actual "doctor" comes in for 5 minutes to tell you what's wrong, you're mind is just trying to keep up! It's not till later that I started thinking, damn, I wish I would have asked them "this" or "that".
5/7/19- suffered fractured ankle, grade 2 high ankle sprain, and fractured tibia. Full leg backslab splint.
5/17/19- 1st ortho appt. No surgery, fiberglass LLC NWB
6/1/19- 2nd LLC NWB
6/29/19- LLWC applied minimal WB