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  1. #76
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    May 2015
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    it's becoming apparent to me, sadly, that i will need pain management for my life for chronic arthritic pain.perhaps the break i had is so wretched because of my age as well as it was, as the dr said "a very very bad break".
    im bordering on being depressed and thankful my very good friend is a shrink.but right now, not thrilled w the pain dr im using-never see him -only see the PA.im weaning down on my own and have done many things to try and make it better.
    sorry i sound like such a downer but that's how i feel.

  2. #77
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bett View Post
    it's becoming apparent to me, sadly, that i will need pain management for my life for chronic arthritic pain.perhaps the break i had is so wretched because of my age as well as it was, as the dr said "a very very bad break".
    im bordering on being depressed and thankful my very good friend is a shrink.but right now, not thrilled w the pain dr im using-never see him -only see the PA.im weaning down on my own and have done many things to try and make it better.
    sorry i sound like such a downer but that's how i feel.
    I completely understand - as far as I'm concerned, feel free to vent. For some people, these pilon fractures affect the rest of their lives. I have 2 friends who will never run again because of one, and I'm not sure if I'll ever be able to do a sustained run again (thankfully for me I never like running anyways).

  3. #78
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    Apr 2017
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    hgh could be very beneficial for major injuries like this. it wasnt readily available for me (or i would've used it) but a ton of pro athletes use it for recovery and healing of bones. it can be very expensive, but i know there are doctors that can prescribe it too

  4. #79
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    Jan 2017
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    Figured I'd post an update. Had my (infected) hardware removed just under 2 weeks ago.
    Surgery was really late Tuesday night (Sept 26). Was getting around with a cane or crutches the first day (Wed) by Friday was back in the office with the cane. By the end of the weekend both cane and crutches were parked in the bedroom not to be used since.

    Thus far, seems to be healing up pretty well. Pain is minimal - I took some pain meds the first night, one the second night to get to sleep, and just the occasional ibuprofen for a couple days after that. Absolutely nothing since Saturday the 30.

    Swelling was minimal compared to previous surgeries, and is basically gone at this point. My biggest concern is obviously kicking the infection for good, since that's what necessitated the removal to begin with.

    Overall though I think I'll be happy it's out - have the distinct feeling things will be a lot more comfortable once the million and one staples in my four zippers are out. Honestly the biggest "pain" is from the nerves regrowing - there is a rather large area that is numb in my ankle and foot, but the nerves are trying to regrow, so they're going bonkers. The other night my sheets felt like course grit sandpaper was being scrubbed on my foot :P

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