I got an email recently from another trimalleolar patient who’s endured three surgeries so far*. Understandably, he’s quite depressed right now, and wondering if and how he’ll ever get his life back. It made my day when he said that … Continue reading
Category Archives: Breakage
It’s been 17 months now since I broke my ankle. I get a fair amount of hits from people with fresh trimalleolar fractures who are looking for some idea of what they’re in for, and I occasionally get some pleasant … Continue reading
I fell down a year ago today. I fell down this afternoon, too, in the new-fallen snow. Same sort of new-fallen snow as last year, about five feet from the other spot I landed in. I was most displeased by … Continue reading
Back in November, Becky wrote about dealing with winter weather the year after a winter-related accident and breathing through her apprehension. I wrote a brief comment to her then, and have been thinking about it since. At the time I … Continue reading
Even though I’ve had the Vader Boot off for nearly a month now, I’ve still been limiting my walking. There’s been a lot of lost strength and flexibility to regain, as well as stamina. The past three nights, though, we … Continue reading
Last night, I put on what I would call tennis shoes for the first time since early February. It was the first time I had had any sort of shoe on the repaired foot since it was broken. Very very … Continue reading
This past Tuesday, I drove for the first time since I fell. I hadn’t been so worried about the driving, since the car is an automatic and my right foot is just fine. The concern was more about being OK … Continue reading
Yesterday, for the first time in nine weeks, I took a shower standing up (sans boot) and brushed my teeth standing up (with boot). This is huge, people. HUGE.
More ankle grittiness below the fold. Brace yourself.
All 650+ of you who have visited in the past five hours: I blogged my injury and recovery for a number of reasons: to keep friends and loved ones apprised of my condition; to help other folks who have sustained … Continue reading