Advisory My left ankle, early Wednesday afternoon. Project 365 is on hold while my ankle heals. Posting here in general will probably be sporadic until I can get around more easily. Wednesday evening.
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I think I’m seeing one plate (with pins) and two screws, but I’m not sure what the horizontal piece does… Does it all stay in permanently?
There are nine screws and one plate. Six of the screws hold the plate in place; two anchor the other broken bone, and the long screw holds the ligaments in position. I don’t know whether the hardware eventually comes out. The hospital staff may have been exceptionally pleasant and helpful, but it was still very hard to find out anything.
Yeouch! Did this have anything to do with getting away from that scary-looking spider whose pic you snapped?
No. I slipped on ice.
Hi Don, I’m a good friend of Robin’s (she took care of me for weeks after I had *my* ankle/foot surgery. Now, I’m told I can take the boot off and wiggle my foot around to get the mobility back but, it keeps swelling up and turning black and blue whenever I do that. Also told I don’t need the crutches anymore but same thing–hurting like crazy and swelling. Of course it’s the weekend, I went back to keeping the boot on 24-7 and using the crutches again along with elevating my foot. I’ll call the doc today—did you experience this? Is this normal when you start moving it around? I feel like I took 1 step forward, 2 steps back–depressing, to say the least. I’m wondering if the break on the top of my foot isn’t quite healed enough to start movement yet.
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