Broken Ankle update
Saturday, August 03, 2019
The followup appointment at the doctors yesterday went well. He wanted to x-ray my foot as it was so swollen, but it is only bruised. He said he would want to do surgery on my ankle if I were 16 and wanting to play sports, but at 71 he didn't want to put me through that. He then told me to stop playing contact sports, which I found funny. But I should heal fine for everything I will want to do in the future.
I get to advance to an ankle brace in four weeks instead of this heavy boot. He is also giving me permission to wear this brace at night starting in a week. That will be so much nicer than this boot. And I can start experimenting with putting a little weight on that ankle as tolerated, with lots of time in the recliner with leg up to help with the swelling. (Lots of swelling as I am hard to keep still.) Best news is in 6 weeks I can get back to my water aerobics! Made my heart beat a little faster to hear that! Oh how that water is going to feel great!
With my permission to test putting a little, brief weight on the ankle I plan to head to the kitchen and get my food in order! DH is doing his best, but he needs the help! But I love him.
Hope you are all doing great and enjoying this season. School starts soon and so many in my family are school teachers already gearing up for it. Take care of yourselves.