It has been an experience and guess I have a while to go to get back to normal. The first 10 days were the hardest. The 1st 3 days just had a splint, so the swelling would go down. Every time I moved it was excruciating, the bones moved every time I did.
Then I had surgery, putting a couple plates in and about 8 screws to put my ankle back together. Again, a splint for a week, ankle above heart, hurt like hell. The next two weeks the pain lessened a little each day and this past week it hasn't hurt much, that is until I went to bed. Unless my foot was straight up it hurts when the ankle/metal presses against the cast.
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I started PT and got some excercises to do at home. The 2nd time I went to PT the ankle really losend up. Go back next Wednesday so we'll see what kind of progress I can make before then.
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It's been a nice month actually, I've gotten a lot of work done, a new card for my 2011 ornament, lots of commissioned pottery pieces, a new painting of First Presbyterian Church, a new painting of Centenary United Methodist Church, a new Family Circle, a print to go with "A Slice of New Bern", I've worked on our website, worked on A Dickens of a Christmas in Downtown New Bern, read a couple books and generally slowed down a little.
Looking forward to being mobile! Starting to get the hang of the crutches.
The best thing about the whole experience so far is that slow down. Maybe it will be a new trend for me!