It's been just over 6 months since I broke my ankle and I'm still struggling.
4 weeks ago I suddenly started getting horrendous pain, restricted movement and a large egg shaped swelling directly over the plate I had put in my ankle in January. I went to the Dr's to be told they thought I had an infection ??? I was given a 7 day course of penicillin and told to return in a week. A few days later the swelling started to reduce and the pain eased I went back the following week as instructed. The Dr was pleased and said come back again if I have any more problems.
10 days after I finished my course of penicillin the familiar pain, restricted movement and swelling started again, so the Dr has given me another course of stronger penicillin and referred me back to the hospital. The hospital called 2 days later with an appointment for me to be seen in a couple of days ( I do love the orthopaedic team at my local hospital, they are so on the ball and accommodating )
I had a physio appointment the day after I had seen the Dr for the second time, I decided to go to the appointment although I knew she wouldn't be able to do much with me, I wanted to 'stay in the system' and pick her brains about what's going on. It turns out that she has never known anyone suddenly get an infection for the first time 6 months after surgery and all my measured progress in movement has gone backwards quite significantly in the last 4 weeks
I wondered if anyone else had ever heard of this huge backward step in recovery.
Feeling quite down about the whole thing, still not able to walk without a limp let alone try to run , I just want to get back to where I was !!!