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Six week checkup...

Posted by Martin R on July 8, 2014 at 1:44pm 1 Comment

Six weeks have passed since the little slip that led to such a change in focus, balance and footwear options.



This Sunday I fought my fear of the outside world and arranged to meet family at a local restaurant. I had to get out and did the journey with my two aluminium sticks (They've been a great support) and headed off. Upon arrival, gravel car park, negotiated fine, cobbled paving.... Pah, move on! I made it to a nice table outside, sat in the sun and had my first meal out since… Continue

Swell times with movement

Posted by Martin R on July 3, 2014 at 2:43pm 0 Comments

Week five is coming to a slow end and each day I've been behaving and doing all the leg and ankle movements that the hospital instructed...



3 times a day, for 20 repetitions and holding for six seconds at the peak of each movement.



Trying to point toes away from the body and then bringing them back toward the shin, flexing the ankle - really stiff for the last couple of weeks, but this week as the swelling eased, so did the movement.



Lovely feeling as the… Continue

5 Months Gone!

Posted by Leslie Sidley on July 1, 2014 at 11:30pm 1 Comment

It's been almost 5 and a half months since my break. Attempted a trip to Vegas last week - lots of walking meant a return of the swelling, and some pain on the inside hardware. Seeing the surgeon next week for a checkup, will ask again about whether or not it will have to come out. 

More importantly, we start JUMPING tomorrow in physio - and jumping leads to RUNNING!

FINALLY!

How is everyone else doing?

Five weeks in and I'm fed up.

Posted by Martin R on June 30, 2014 at 2:28pm 2 Comments

Well, last week marked five weeks since the accident and five weeks of non weight bearing.



Had another tumble on crutches which has kind of shaken my confidence a lot. Knew I was going to go,most crashed down on the floor whilst trying to protect the damaged leg... Have a lovely bruise on the opposite side now.



Bruising while on anticoagulant injections - yeah, looks messy and multicoloured.



Week five... Two falls and several bumps of the leg.… Continue

Forum

What is next?

Started by Lynn. Last reply by Lynn Jul 8. 2 Replies

I pretty much shattered my fibula on the 20th of June. Had surgery on the 29th and here I am wondering what comes next? How long will I need these meds? And work will I ever have the energy to get…Continue

Back to dancing WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT :D

Started by 82_purplerozes May 10. 0 Replies

So went to a concert in Palm Beach FL last night, and being back on the dance floor its like nothing has changed. Everyone remembered what happened with my leg injury, and was very shocked but happy…Continue

4th Month After Surgery

Started by 82_purplerozes. Last reply by Helen May 6. 3 Replies

SO as of today May 3, 2014, I feel like a brand new woman. As of APril 18th actually, doc said I am free to go, I am fully healed, and can get back to my regular activities on a lower level of course…Continue

Knee weakness?

Started by Mitchel. Last reply by 82_purplerozes May 4. 4 Replies

Since I've had my surgery to get a rod inserted in my leg, my knee has felt rather weak, any exercises I can do to strengthen it back up? Not having physio, those nurses are crazy lol.

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Sarah Becker liked Leslie Sidley's blog post 5 Months Gone!
Jul 14
Sarah Becker commented on Martin R's blog post Six week checkup...
"This post makes me feel very hopeful!! I am 4 weeks post surgery and so nervous about my x-Ray in 2 weeks. So scared. Best of luck with therapy! Sounds as though you are taking good care of yourself."
Jul 14
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Martin R posted a blog post

Six week checkup...

Six weeks have passed since the little slip that led to such a change in focus, balance and footwear options.This Sunday I fought my fear of the outside world and arranged to meet family at a local restaurant. I had to get out and did the journey with my two aluminium sticks (They've been a great support) and headed off. Upon arrival, gravel car park, negotiated fine, cobbled paving.... Pah, move on! I made it to a nice table outside, sat in the sun and had my first meal out since my…See More
Jul 10
Lynn replied to Lynn's discussion What is next?
"Going to see the surgeon now. Will update you when I return. Thanks for the support Martin"
Jul 8
Martin R replied to Lynn's discussion What is next?
"Hi Lynn, There seems to be a lot of variation in recovery and approach. I broke my ankle and also got a spiral fracture of my fibula on the 23rd May this year, with an operation to stabilise it on the 24th. After one week in a cast, I was switched…"
Jul 8
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What is next?

I pretty much shattered my fibula on the 20th of June. Had surgery on the 29th and here I am wondering what comes next? How long will I need these meds? And work will I ever have the energy to get through a day. And walking it feels like they are going to make me wait an eternity. Yup, I'm pretty anxious to get my life back.
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Swell times with movement

Week five is coming to a slow end and each day I've been behaving and doing all the leg and ankle movements that the hospital instructed...3 times a day, for 20 repetitions and holding for six seconds at the peak of each movement.Trying to point toes away from the body and then bringing them back toward the shin, flexing the ankle - really stiff for the last couple of weeks, but this week as the swelling eased, so did the movement.Lovely feeling as the Achilles' tendon loosens up three times a…See More
Jul 3
Martin R commented on Leslie Sidley's blog post 5 Months Gone!
"Great to read your story and progress, it gives me hope. Thanks for your comment and support - it was reassuring. Walking and jumping... Can't wait to get there myself! - good luck :)"
Jul 3
Martin R commented on Martin R's blog post Five weeks in and I'm fed up.
"Thanks Leslie, It's great to hear that some of this is normal and really great being able to read your blog. Stairs so far have been fine. That said, the first solo ascent I did as the hospital taught, one crutch in hand... Got to the top and…"
Jul 3
 
 
 

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