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Fraser : Recovery
Diary entry posted Sun 5:56am 6 November 2011

I think it's about 10/11 weeks since my injury and I've been out my cast for 3 or 4 weeks now.

My physio is going very well. He says I'm way ahead of where he expected and he says that the hard work I'm putting in at the gym is paying off.

I cycled 12 miles the other day, although it's mostly for cardio fitness. It doesn't hurt my ankle at all to go cycling, so I'd recommend as a good way to get around.

Apart from that I'm walking mostly without a limp, but it's sore. But as my physio said, it's so important to walk without a limp, so a little pain isn't the worst thing.

I have noticed in the last week or so that in the mornings my swelling is almost non-existent and i can clearly feel the screws in my ankle. It's a bit of a strange feeling and I'll speak to the surgeon about it when I see him in 2 weeks.

My ankle swells up in the evenings and after going for a walk, but this seems inevitable. The good thing is there is usually no lasting pain the next day.

I'm scheduled to head out to the slopes for 25th November, which would mean it's 3 months exactly since it broke! This is about 14 weeks since the bone broke, so medical text books will say that bone is healed by then. My concern is that my foot will swell in my ski boot. I will speak to my physio and see what he says.

Once again, I cannot recommend regular exercise and physiotherapy after a broken leg, I am amazed at how much my recovery has speeded up.

Hope everyone is well

Fraser



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