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You have failed me for the last time, Commander Internets. May 29, 2006

Posted by ouchmyleg in Personal Experience.
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Hey there. I'm Heather, I'm 27, and almost exactly a week ago (give or take an hour) I broke my ankle in a freak hugging-related accident. Yes, seriously.

Being bedridden affords a tech-savvy girl like myself a fair amount of time to research her injury on-line. Usually these forays return exotic fruits of internet deliciousness, but not this time. In between exaggerated accounts of extreme sports injuries and eBay auctions for lightly-used memory foam pillows, I couldn't seem to find what I really wanted: an honest account from an actual person of what to expect when you break your leg.

So, here's my story. I plan to update this blog for at least the next six to eight weeks or until I can wear high heels again. Hopefully you'll enjoy it, and if you're lucky enough to have a similar injury, you'll find some information and resources that'll help.

My First Tip: When you're planning to break your ankle, always wear white cowboy boots. They'll help you out more than you know.

But more on that later.

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1. Mr WordPress - May 29, 2006

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3. Marcel - June 1, 2006

Just wanted to pass along our best wishes for a speedy recovery from the team at Suburbia. Get well, stay out off the bottle!

See you soon,

Suburbia

4. Arvin - July 27, 2007

Hi, sorry to hear about your leg/ankle. I will be interested to hear how it progresses. Last Dec. I fell 15 ft onto the froozen ground both leg bones on my right leg were broken and several ankle bone breaks. I have much metal and screws in that leg. Its been a long arduos recovery, 5 months PT. I have recovered about 70% use. I’ve had everything from a Dyna splints to ultra sound.
Still very stiff and numbness in the foot.
You fortunately are much younger so your recovery should go faster.


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