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  1. #101
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunion View Post
    You must not have fucked your ankle up good enough.

    The Bears are out down low in the park, up round the Dark Side they will still be asleep. If the wife wants to borrow some Bear Spray, let me know.
    I'm allergic to plaster and confinement! All I have to say is THANK GOD I don't have to get the cast. I lasted two days in the last one I had. Never again...

    Thanks for the offer on the bear-away. I think we have a can in the camping cabinet, and I'll have her wear the jingling boob tassels... Both she and the dog will have bear bells in tow... I'll give you a shout if we come up empty on the spray though - appreciate it!
    Gravity. It's the law.

  2. #102
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    Started PT today. My ankle really doesn't want to move very much but its going to. S L O W L Y.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunion View Post
    Started PT today. My ankle really doesn't want to move very much but its going to. S L O W L Y.
    Good luck! I met a guy who had that surgery - he said things were very TIGHT starting out.

    I'm up next... I think it's ready, too -- my last few days were pretty bad for me all things considered. Very painful.
    Gravity. It's the law.

  4. #104
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    PT is helping out quite a bit. Still lacking some ROM but everyday it gets better. Walking around the house now out of the aircast and that helps a lot. Was cleared for stationary bike and that is good as well. Still lots of swelling after periods of sitting/driving/standing. I will be 60 days post op on the 1st. Good luck with yours.

  5. #105
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    Got out yesterday for the 1st time on the Mtn Bike. Friends and I went to Lewis & Clark State Park and they rode the trails while I stuck to the pavement. Got in 1200' of vertical and it felt great. I will need to regress into using a vintage pair of XT pedals with clips for a while until I trust the ankle to make the twisting motion to release but I can live with it.

    Good to be outside in the sun!

  6. #106
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    Awesome! Keep healing!

    A little over 48 hours to go before I go under...
    Gravity. It's the law.

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    Got to the surgery center at 5:40 am. Phone rang at 5:52. Canceled. Doctor's father died. Shooting for the 27th now.
    Gravity. It's the law.

  8. #108
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    Yes, yes I can.

    [QUOTE=heather1981;4267180]so glad i just found this thread!

    i broke my ankle in 3 places 10 weeks ago and i have a plate and 8/9 screws. cast for 6 weeks no weight bear and walking boot til now. partial weight 2 weeks and since then full weight. Still very tight and havent started pt yet. i have hospital next week for xray and check up. but today ankle has been hurting more so where the plate is and if i rub my hand ovr where plate it i can feel plate unskin.

    my question is: can anyone else feel this? Yes, I can feel it. It is literally right under your skin, so that's normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by axebiker View Post
    Got to the surgery center at 5:40 am. Phone rang at 5:52. Canceled. Doctor's father died. Shooting for the 27th now.
    What happened Axe? How's recovery going?

    Good luck Mee85e.

  10. #110
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahman View Post
    What happened Axe? How's recovery going?

    Good luck Mee85e.
    Hey! Well, I'm coming up on 3 months post-op now. Started PT last week after finally ditching the boot. First thing I did - bike ride! Next - stand up paddling. I'm feeling very good. I can feel the weakness, but...my therapist is hot, so I'll be going! Stability feels good, and the only thing I notice right now is somewhat limited range of motion, along with some general fear of not "over-doing it".

    If things progress as well as they have so far, I should be back on Tele next season! That's a life-saver in MN...
    Gravity. It's the law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by axebiker View Post
    Hey! Well, I'm coming up on 3 months post-op now. Started PT last week after finally ditching the boot. First thing I did - bike ride! Next - stand up paddling. I'm feeling very good. I can feel the weakness, but...my therapist is hot, so I'll be going! Stability feels good, and the only thing I notice right now is somewhat limited range of motion, along with some general fear of not "over-doing it".

    If things progress as well as they have so far, I should be back on Tele next season! That's a life-saver in MN...
    Sounds good man. Just got back from a week of lake life at the cabin near Brainerd. I found stand up paddling to be excellent therapy for my ACL (still rehabbing). The only reason I could determine why it made my weaker leg muscles so tired is because those paddleboards are so balancy that it's virtually impossible to favor one leg over the other.

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    Ankle

    So happy to find this forum! I broke my Talus into 9 pieces on July 30th. I fell while bouldering at our gym, probably from about 10-15 ft straight onto the floor. (Clumsy me missed the mat). Had surgery on the 3rd, two screws put in. I've been in a cast now for about 7or 8 weeks. Still non weight bearing, Dr. Appt. On Tuesday, hoping the bone has healed up enough for a walking boot. Going crazy being stuck inside all day with limited movement! Using a knee scooter is a blessing for shopping but not in a small apartment. Hoping I can go back to work soon!

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    Ouch. Rehab the everliving shit out of it for ROM purposes when they let you.
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    Update: I skied on Saturday at Big Sky for the first time in about 17 Months. I took it easy and stuck to the more packed out areas.

    The ankle felt good but was a bit sore after, mainly the scar tissue along the incision.

    Worked yesterday at BB hauling tower pads and doing set up in challenging conditions and was in ski boots for 7+ hours.

    I was worked at the end and the ankle was a tad sore but it performed well.

    Thanks again Dr. D!

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    Quote Originally Posted by clanadie View Post
    Quick update on my progress. Now early March and I'm down to using one crutch...................YIPPEE!
    I broke my ankle in 3 place too the start of December Jst over a month in boot now,, so disheartened after reading your story! Was it 5 months and you still need 1 crutch,, wow can't believe tat this might drag out that long! How long were u out of work all together?

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    Fib tib

    Fractured my fib tib on New Year's Day in Mammoth. The amount of snow they've gotten since then hasn't made this easier. I have 15 screws and two plates in my leg. Will I be ready to go by start of next season ?

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    ^^^ Totally up to you.

    PT and more PT.

    I am at 365 days as of Saturday.

    After 9 hours in ski boots on hardpack snow, rocks and brush I still swell a bit and every work morning before I leave the locker room I drop one Ibuprofen.

    I would rather break bones than tear ligaments.

    Best of luck.

  18. #118
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    My terrible ankle journey..

    Hey guys! Just wanted to share my story.. I am 20 years old and about 2 months ago, I broke all 3 bones of my right ankle. I was walking down my apartment complex's stairs and there was a broken strip on one of the stairs and I tripped over it, falling down all 12 steps and had my ankle and foot going one direction and my leg the opposite direction.. I went to the ER where they put me to sleep so they they could put my bones somewhat in place temporarily and they put me in a splint/cast. The next day, I went to see a pediatrist where I was told I need surgery ASAP. Unfortunately, the ER had wrapped my ankle wayyy to tightly in the splint where my skin was covered in blisters which also caused more swelling! My pediatrist unfortunately had me wait an extra week for the blisters to disappear and the swelling to go down, as it would be hurtful to the skin if she operated on that kind of skin. The next week I went back for a checkup and the swelling had gone down, but the blisters were still there. She decided to do surgery in 2 days from that appointment. During surgery, they put 2 plates and 9 screws in my ankle. They did a nerve block as well as general anesthesia. The nerve block may be the worst things I have ever experienced when it wore off... it felt like my entire leg was in flames! Recovering from surgery did not go as planned. The stitches came out after 2 weeks and my skin was not healing!! At the 4 weeks after surgery, since my skin was not healing, she had me change the wound dressings and put an antibiotic cream on the incisions. It helped the right side of my ankle's incisions, but not the left side. The left side was in fact getting worse. internal sutures were spitting out of the incision. My doctor realized I was allergic to the suture material and clipped out the ones that were spitting out, hoping to solve the issue. It did not solve the issue and once again got worse. One of the screws on the bad incision side, was very close to the surface since i have a pretty boney ankle. 2 days later, there was a hole forming in my ankle. I called my doctor immediately and decided to have an emergency surgery the next day (yesterday on sunday). My doctor says they normally don't remove any screws till at least 6 months- a year. They removed the internal sutures as well as the screw that was close to the surface. I am now 6 weeks post op from surgery #1 and my doctor says if the incisions look good in a couple of days that I can walk soon! My doctor also said that I am going to have some more screws removed in about a year! I am so ready for this bs to be over.. I really hope for the best as I am a college student and this injury has been really hard for me to get to my classes on campus. If anyone has had a similar experience, please share!

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    Quote Originally Posted by m2cdd3 View Post
    I am so ready for this bs to be over.. I really hope for the best as I am a college student and this injury has been really hard for me to get to my classes on campus. If anyone has had a similar experience, please share!
    I Opted out of having my plates and screws removed. I wish I got them out. 10 years later and my ankle kills me skiing in shit conditions. I have bone spurs and scar tissue and my leg hurts most days. Get that scar tissue massaged out if you can tolerate the pain.

    I agree, when they put the nerve block in its pretty weird but I've hit way higher pain thresholds than that from other stupid things.... Watching my exploded leg flop like a fish from the electrode was pretty weird though :-D

    Your overall experience with the allergies and poor treatment from ER sounds worse than mine.

    Best of luck amigo

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    I had the plate taken out for a spiral fractured Tib/fib after about 10 months and getting the plates and screws taken out is nowhere near as traumatic as when I broke the ankle and needed them put in.

    So I broke the leg in Feb, had the plate put in, they took it out the next december, I walked out of post Op and i was skiing that season
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