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Comment : First broken bone at 58
Posted by Ruth on Sun 3:13am 4 September 2005


Hello Kristin,
On 7th July this year I also broke my first bone ever - at the age of 58! Somehow you never think it'll happen to you, but it did...just a simple slip on a wet grassy slope left me with a broken tibia and fibula at the ankle, plus a dislocation.

I was operated on the same day, and had a plate and screws put in. I had the cast taken off at 6 weeks, and it has been very painful since. The ice packs do help a lot - I have been putting them on every couple of hours. Have you been prescribed painkillers? They help too. I started physiotherapy at week 7.

I've found this website enormously supportive - you can read my story if you want to, under 'Ruth.'

Let me know how you get on.
Good luck, Ruth.

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