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Broken Leg update

Hi All

its coming up to the 6 week mark so i thought I would update you.....I am doing well can now lift my body weight up a flight of stairs, can go from kneeling to standing on my one leg and am feeling great in myself.

Through no exercise - my menopausal paunch has made a return ( grrrr ) but one battle at a time :-)

i have my follow up o the 5th so will know whether I can finally start weight bearing. I have been taking the cast off and moving my foot and trying to stretch so hoping that physio will get me back on my feet ( lol lol )

Has anyone suffered a break ad can tell me how long it took to get back to running again? I miss it terribly and my netball.

anyways well done to all those who still going in this dismal weather and hooray to all the newbies for taking the plunge - you won't regret it!

be safe and smile


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That must be so frustrating for you!

Sorry to hear you are still out of action - but great that you're thoroughly on the mend. Hopefully you'll start getting your running shoes back on pretty soon - take it gently and let us know how you get on!

Fingers crossed you'll be back out there sooner rather than later!



I remember your post about this Dolphin. It must have been so frustrating, but it sounds as if you are making steady progress. I'm afraid I know little about broken bones but I really hope your follow up appointment and physiology goes well and you can get out there again in the not too distant future.


Good to hear you are making progress. Feels like along old road I'm sure. Hope there's positive news on Thursday.


Ancient Mum broke her ankle fairly recently and is now just making a gentle re-introduction to running

Your physio will be sorting you out shortly but I think running is perhaps a way off yet. You don't have long to wait to find out if your physio is on Friday. I'm seeing my physio on Friday too. I think there's one or two of us still on the bench!


Hi Doliphin, I was wondering how you were getting on. Time passes very slowly when you have a serious injury, doesn't it?

When I broke my ankle earlier this year, it took 5 months until I was ready to begin running again, and then I restarted the programme at w1r1 and gradually worked my way back to w9. I had a fantastic physio who helped me no end, but basically it was a long slog. What I wish I'd done is to find a way to maintain my aerobic fitness, because when I restarted running I was horribly unfit from having limited mobility for so long. All being well, you should be good to start again in the spring. Just hang on in there xxx


I'm back running 👍👍

Just done week2 day 1 today hooray



Yey!!! Fantastic!!! 🎈🎈🎈🎉🎉🎉💫💫💫 Very best of luck with your return to running xx


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