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I went to the orthopedic surgeon today, expecting to be told it was just a bad sprain.

Nope. A clean break. Not a hairline, a break. As far as I can tell, it's the fibula (it's the skinny little bone), broken through just above the ankle. So I've been walking around for almost 3 weeks with a broken ankle. (One of my work contacts, with whom I have a good relationship, reacted to that with "Dumb ass.")

I now have a knee-high boot that reminds me strongly of a cross between R2D2 and something Nanook of the North might wear. I'll have it for 8 to 12 weeks. On the good side, I can take it off to sleep, bathe, and drive. And it does make walking easier and less painful.

argh

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Tibia takes most of the weight, so if someone says, "Guy's so tough; he kept playing on a broken leg." it's usually the fibula.

Anyway, take it easy. No fun in the meantime I know, but at least it was just the one bone, right?
YIKE!! That is SO no fun! I did that same thing when I broke my leg, too! ... Except for me, it was both bones, so when attempting to stand just sent me into a shock of white hot pain, I figured it was worse than the "just a sprain" the original docs said it was...

Anyway - YIKE for sure! I hope it heals up really quickly for you!!! :(
Oh, no! I suspected a break when you said it turned black. No wonder it was so painful. *hugs*
Owwwwww!
Here's to healthy mending.
Oh, rubbish! Get plenty of rest, my dear. ♥
Ouch! My sympathies. I wondered, when you were describing how much pain you were having...
Okay,not to be redundant, but....you Dumbass! ;)

Leave it to The Mighty Dragon to struggle along on a broken leg. I mean, really.

Okay, that's enough ragging. Now for the poor baby part. *ahem*

POOOOR BAYBEEEEEEEEE!!!!! OW OW OW OW OW! I'm glad you've at least got it immobilized, and I guess it was just a hairline fracture that should mend up well, right?

So eat lots of good, calcium-rich food (don't eat too much meat! It can interfere with your calcium metabolism!), and heal quickly! (A good excuse to take some extra sick days, if you ask me!)

*hugs*
Uh... no, not a hairline fracture. I snapped off the end of the fibula entirely.

I do intend to add calcium to my diet. I figure if it broke and I didn't even feel it break, I might have a bit of osteoporosis coming on.

I took the extra sick days already!