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One month + one day post break

Posted by dahman on September 10, 2014 at 9:31am 0 Comments

 I have my solid cast off and a black foot brace/split on. The beauty of the black brace is I can remove it and rest my foot; take a shower (no soaking bath) and even sleep without it (if I am not too restless). I have not tried to sleep without it yet but I will work up to it as I feel my way around.

Its been one month since working as a supervisor in a food manufacturing plant. The company is awesome and they support my recovery without guilt.

I start…

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Bruising?

Posted by Leslie Sidley on September 8, 2014 at 2:37pm 0 Comments

Hey everyone!

Almost 8 months since my break. I've just noticed what looks like bruising at the bottom end of my inner ankle scar from the ORIF. It could also be a bit of a darker suntan from the summer, because when I press on it to see if there is any pain (like from a bruise), I can't tell due to my nerve damage from surgery.

Has anyone had bruising near their scars this late in the healing process? I don't see my PT until the 19th, and I don't see my surgeon until January,…

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One month post break

Posted by dahman on September 6, 2014 at 3:14pm 2 Comments

My pain is almost completely gone. One pain pill per day manages that well. Tomorrow, I get my solid cast off with x-rays to follow. I am pretty sure the solid cast will be reapplied. I am still at no-weight-bearing. My knee scooter is a dream. I also use a foldable walker with allows me to get into and drive an automatic transmission truck. 

My energy levels are low and motivation low. I am careful about how much I eat to avoid using food to passivate my frustrations. 

I see a…

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2:20 am ...

Posted by Patricia on September 2, 2014 at 3:35am 2 Comments

Having a bit of a hard time staying positive but I suppose that's to be expected at 2 am. Let's see.. I'm definitely thankful for pain pills, fmla and short term disability. Also for kindle and wi fi. Not too thankful for my tibia and fibula and for how long it takes to do anything or for how tired I feel after doing anything. Having a broken leg must have been truly awful in the past..poor people. Oh well, back to my book....

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Broke my ankle in 3 places in recent motorcycle crash

Started by cynthia thiessen. Last reply by cynthia thiessen Sep 15. 9 Replies

July 5th my husband and I headed out on our bikes for a ride. So we are heading down the hi way with me as the lead bike. I see a crane fly off it's nest and decided to go back and take pictures. I…Continue

Pain out of the blue!!

Started by Iain Anderton Sep 8. 0 Replies

Hi all.I fractured my ankle 4 weeks ago while out jogging. I had a knee high cast put on and the doctor advised me to weight bare as soon as it was comfortable. I've been able to wieght bare for the…Continue

What is next?

Started by Lynn. Last reply by Helen Aug 14. 3 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

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One month + one day post break

 I have my solid cast off and a black foot brace/split on. The beauty of the black brace is I can remove it and rest my foot; take a shower (no soaking bath) and even sleep without it (if I am not too restless). I have not tried to sleep without it yet but I will work up to it as I feel my way around.Its been one month since working as a supervisor in a food manufacturing plant. The company is awesome and they support my recovery without guilt.I start Range of Motion therapy today and should do…See More
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Gold Star Mother commented on Patricia's blog post 2:20 am ...
"What I did not expect was those exact same feelings. Gets boring laying around all the time. The I finally figured out some crafts I could do. That heled me."
Sep 10
Leslie Sidley posted a blog post

Bruising?

Hey everyone!Almost 8 months since my break. I've just noticed what looks like bruising at the bottom end of my inner ankle scar from the ORIF. It could also be a bit of a darker suntan from the summer, because when I press on it to see if there is any pain (like from a bruise), I can't tell due to my nerve damage from surgery.Has anyone had bruising near their scars this late in the healing process? I don't see my PT until the 19th, and I don't see my surgeon until January, which is why I'm…See More
Sep 9
Gold Star Mother commented on Anca Ioana's blog post Hardware or no hardware?
"I am facing hardware removal tomorrow. TY so much for this post as it has eased some of my anxiety."
Sep 8
Iain Anderton posted a discussion

Pain out of the blue!!

Hi all.I fractured my ankle 4 weeks ago while out jogging. I had a knee high cast put on and the doctor advised me to weight bare as soon as it was comfortable. I've been able to wieght bare for the last week with barely any pain. Late last night my ankle was very sore again and it's still painful today!Can anyone advise me on what this could be?!?Thanks :)See More
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Sep 8
dahman commented on dahman's blog post One month post break
"Thank you for your thoughts. Your comments about caffeine is good info. I will switch to decaf to help myself."
Sep 7
Leslie Sidley commented on dahman's blog post One month post break
"Diet is important when healing a bone: get lots of calcium, and avoid calcium blockers like red meat and caffeine. You do need a lot of calories, too. Knitting bones together burns a lot. You won't feel hungry since you're not doing much,…"
Sep 7
Leslie Sidley commented on Leslie Sidley's blog post 5 Months Gone!
"4 weeks is still pretty early! I was weight bearing at around 10 weeks. I'm walking almost normally now (at 7.5 months), with only a little bit of swelling based on what shoes I'm wearing. I still don't have full range of motion back,…"
Sep 7
dahman posted a blog post

One month post break

My pain is almost completely gone. One pain pill per day manages that well. Tomorrow, I get my solid cast off with x-rays to follow. I am pretty sure the solid cast will be reapplied. I am still at no-weight-bearing. My knee scooter is a dream. I also use a foldable walker with allows me to get into and drive an automatic transmission truck. My energy levels are low and motivation low. I am careful about how much I eat to avoid using food to passivate my frustrations. I see a chiropractor for…See More
Sep 6
Patricia posted a status
"I broke my tibia and fibula 4 weeks ago. Had surgery again on Thursday so it's kind of painful again. Insurance has paid $45000 so far-"
Sep 6
 
 
 

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