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    Old 09-29-2019, 09:56 AM   #1
    treaty709
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    2nd Ankle Reconstruction upcoming and ... I hurt the other

    So when I was 19, I had my left ankle reconstructed. Now, at 27, it started feeling loose again. Off to the doctor I go last Friday and... I need a second surgery and an artificial ligament. No problem. I go back to school, cry a little, and then go to class. MRI is scheduled for this Friday.

    Saturday I am leaving work/school, dutifully wearing my super brace on my left ankle. I miss a step. My left ankle is fine but my right rolls under me and I feel a pop. I go home and RICE it, but 18 hours later I still can't put weight on it. Hobbling off to urgent care I go. No break but a bad sprain. I am double bracing life now (one on each ankle).

    Since this is my 1,000th or so sprain (do I get something for free? I should get something for free...), I know the protocols. However, unlike in the past, they didn't give me crutches and it hurts like no other when I try to put weight on my right ankle. I think, knowing my left ankle is already messed up in its own right, they don't want me putting all my weight on it to save my right. Should I be looking for something else to help with walking because the snap, crackle, pop, ow of my right still isn't fun?

     
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    Old 09-30-2019, 08:14 AM   #2
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    Re: 2nd Ankle Reconstruction upcoming and ... I hurt the other

    Hello treaty,

    It sounds like you need a wheel chair for awhile. I have had breaks and joint problems, and I get a wheel chair when needed. It's no fun, but don't further damage your legs.

    Call your doctor and ask for help with this. They will refer you to what you need.

     
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