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Old 11-20-2012, 06:47 AM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Belfast , Northern Ireland
Posts: 9
noelokane HB User
lateral ankle stabilization and debridement

Hi all,
I had my surgery 5 weeks ago , I was in a heavy non weight bearing cast for 2 weeks then a lighter cast for 3 weeks (partial weight bearing). Last night my surgeon took the lighter cast off 1 week early and took my crutches off me.
Anyway I reluctantly walked out of the hospital and back to my home. However last night the pain was relentless , in fact it was as bad as the pain I experienced when the nerve block wore off after the initial surgery. Please can someone advise if this is normal? Over the last 3 weeks I was under the impression I was making good progress, ie I had no pain and was walking properly with the crutches.
Today I feel like Im back to square one again and had to take tramadol 2 x50mg and morphine 1 x 10 mg to control the pain. Today its extremely painful to walk on. Im in an aircast splint now for 7 weeks , can someone please advise if you wear this at night?
Any response would be appreciated,

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