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Any Sparkies with pins/screws/plates in their leg or ankles?

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Such a random question, I know. About a month ago, I fell down the stairs at my house (because I am just one of the most clumsy people EVER)... and ended up breaking my leg and my ankle. I had to have surgery and now have a plate with pins on the outside of my left leg... and two screws in my ankle, and only one will be removed. I'm still recovering, can't walk on it and won't be able to for quite some time still. I have been pretty miserable, and am worried about recovery. I made the mistake of googling some people who have the screws and pins and stuff, and a lot of them were complaining of lots of pain, even a year or two after. The doctor assured me that out of maybe 100 people who have these things, maybe 2 or 3 have a problem. He also said the people that are doing FINE probably aren't on the internet writing about it. I hope he is right.

I have never even broken a bone, so to have a break this extreme is super frustrating for me. I hate not being able to do things, especially go to work. But now I am just complaining ha ha, I was just curious to see if anyone here had anything similar and what there experience was.
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  • no profile photo CD11490675
    SORRY TO HERA ABOUT YOUR FALL BUT YOU CAN BE STRONGER THROUGH THIS! HOPE YOU ARE HEALING WELL! I AM HERE TO SUPPORT YOU BECUASE I HAD DOUBLE KNEE SURGERY AT 19! WE CAN CONQUER THIS! :)
    3355 days ago
  • YICHE12
    So sorry to hear about your fall! You say you are clumsy. Our oldest daughter who's quite tall was very clumsy as a young child because her feet were small and her body so long. We decided to have her take ballet so she can take control of her body. As an adult now, she still has small feet compared to her 5'10" frame (she wears the same size of shoes as I do and I'm only 5'1").

    Once, your cast is off and that you have recuperated, I would recommend that you look into taking some Tai Chi classes. It takes time to learn the moves, but they teach you how to breathe and work from your core. It's excellent for balance.

    Now, I will answer your question -- no I do not have pins in my legs nor in my ankle but my youngest daughter had to get some put in years ago. They took them out about six months later.

    3676 days ago
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