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Old 12-07-2012, 11:11 PM   #1
Chelle96 Chelle96 is offline
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Unhappy Calcaneus fracture

Hi everyone, I'm Michelle, I'm 16 years old. I jumped off my porch roof On November 10th (about 10 feet high) and fractured my right calcaneus, broke it into 4 parts. I then had surgery on November 28th, had a plate and 4 screws put in, Which will be permanent, and 2 pins in the back, which I was told will be removed around 6 weeks. I'm afraid I'm only at the first stages still I know I have to wait about 8 weeks before the doctor even considers starting weight baring but I just have many questions about this injury. Is it painful once you start physical therapy and attempt walking again? How long does it take to start walking again once physical therapy has started? Also does it still hurt after a long time, like a year? This is a really tough injury for anyone to overcome it seems like.. I'm scared of being in a lot of pain again. Haven't really had any but then again I'm only about a week and a half post surgery. Could someone please just guide me on how this process works? I really miss walking and find myself crying a lot since all I do is lay in bed while my friends are out having fun. Only time will tell I guess, someone experienced have feedback please?

 
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