Gordon's Sk8er Boi Blog

My adventures as an adult male figure skater in Tucson, Arizona Portland, Oregon Chandler, Arizona.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Ankle Update

I had a followup appointment today with my doctor.  News is mixed.

On the positive side, physical therapy is helping a lot.  My ankle is stronger, range of motion is almost normal, and swelling is minimal.

On the negative side, there is still quite a bit of looseness in the joint, there's still a significant amount of pain at times, and worst of all, x-rays show that while there is some healing of the fracture, the break is still "significantly visible" (if I remember correctly).

So my doctor is going to have my PT do some bone stimulation, and we'll continue physical therapy.  More X-rays in 3 weeks and another followup appointment in 4 weeks.

I'm concerned, upset and frustrated. ARRGH.  But, it is what it is and all I can do is follow my doctor's orders and try to be patient.