This is called non-weight bearing and means you cannot put any weight at all on the operated foot, until your doctor says that it is safe to do so. Toward the end of the eight weeks while waiting to be released by the doctor, I was once again pain free. (Fourth break in 7 1/2 yrs. They helped a lot. It’s too much, feeling sick and light-headed, I think I will have another go later. I thought I would never get through this, but God is good. Walking with cane now. Your experience was very close to mine- had bimalleolar fracture surgery second week in February, 2019. I just had to rely on people coming in to look after the children because I wasn't safe on my own. Not having anything suitable I ordered orthopedic shoes which helped me a lot. The pain relief is incredible. Dear Lynda. Now I can walk away from the walker and feel good, then there are those times I really need to hold on to something! I am unable to walk medium distances or standing very long, and the irony is I was doing it in my own before I started the exercises… I broke my ankle in the beginning of August, and if it took you 7 months to heal… seems I may have a very long road ahead. Did this happen to you? Well, that didn’t work very well and I ended up having to go through surgery again. I didn’t have fear of moving my own ankle. Blessings to all who are going through this Thank you for your post. What I can tell you a year and 2 months after is that you will go through periods of frustration and depression that you’re never going to get better. I work retail and also work on my feet. Read yours John. Thankyou again! Being released by the doctor, I can walk again…or can I? Download PDF Package. I’m sure your Dr and PT can help you do the right exercise. Good luck to each and every one of you. Good luck on your recovery. I’m glad you found my website and I hope someone will come forward with their plate removal story. Hang in there, I think you need more time! I was just wondering if your swelling was also quite severe at the beginning of the walking stage? 9wks post op surgery for an ankle ligament repair and a top joint fusion. That’s my best advice. Thank you so much! No weight bearing for 2 months and in a cast, I was and am so miserable, I just want my life back the way it was. I have two plates and 10 screws, two of which are very large. Also foot color a bit off. Very sad. It did go away and this is what helped–rolling my foot around on top of a tennis ball. What you experienced trying to walk for the first time is normal. Walk the Wire is a perfect thriller. Everything you’re feeling is normal. I can walk barefoot like to the bathroom and back, using walker. The day after surgery I was encouraged to walk in the hospital hallways. Hi Linda, everything you’re describing is exactly what I went through. I had the same surgery 1/15, so I am basically two months ahead of you. I’m exercising the foot, massaging it and just trying to figure out how to get around w/o my scooter. I didn’t have to have any surgery. Your description of planning any movement from couch being like planning a major trip is SOOO true! My physical therapist does distraction on my ankle which is pulling on my foot to manually separate the bones of the ankle. It’s supposed to be illegal to lose your job when you’re on disability. Wishing you all the best! Wow, Haley, you had the same break on the same day. You gave me hope. cycle accident and a broken foot! My bimalleolar surgery( 2 screws on inside bone, plate and 8 screws on outside) was the first week of March of this year. IT IS REALITY AND THAT HELPS ME MOST OF ALL. Did they awaken nerves? I need to begin to be more proactive. You can only do so much and your body will heal at its own pace. I live in a walkable European city and was shocked to learn crutches on this side of the pond are different as well. No, you really can’t compare your experience to your friend’s especially if she did not have the same exact injury. I each day I feel more confident and stronger. Not sure about the scabs/incision though, as mine healed fine. Please see my post Broken ankle recovery one year later for more details. feeling so down I am able to now bear weight and mentally…I cannot…my foot does not hit the floor unless I bend the other knee and try to put it flush to ground….PT SAId once I get it moving it will …exhausted and putting all my weight on my hands on walker when I use boot and semi put pressure on it. I think it makes sense for you to use the knee scooter right now at work. Pain is an inescapable part of the process but I think it’s better to suffer the pain now so that you will come out on the other side pain free. I had a trimalleolar fracture on August 23, 2018. 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