I’m at the three month point since my ankle fracture. This week I am out of
the Airboot an into an ankle brace. I can walk ar a slow pace in the ankle
brace with a cane but it is painful. I’m still using the Airboot if I go outside,
e.g. to pick up my daughter from work, but that is because of the 2-3 feet
of snow outside. Once the snow melts, I’ll be able to use the ankle brace
and cane to get around everywhere.
The problem with the ankle brace
is that, though it is supposed to fit
inside your shoe, it actually only fits
inside certain types of shoes. I have
one pair I can wear with the brace
- a running shoe by Merrell, not
appropriate for snowy weather. I
need to buy another pair of shoes.
So this is progress. Slow, but still, moving in the right direction. I found an
informative guide to ankle fractures online called So You Fractured Your Foot:
Secrets to Hasten the Healing. Wish I had found it earlier.
Other than my ankle, my biggest problem right now is the medical bills, which
I’ll write about some other day. But I highly recommend that if you live
within a days drive from the Canadian border, you head north when you have
a traumatic injury.