Hi SunnySideUp! As someone who did spend January and February and a good part of March with my right foot elevated after bunion surgery that involved removing bones and joints, putting a pin in my second toe, realigning my foot with titanium plates and screws in several places--I have three key pieces of advice:SunnySideUp wrote:58 yo F, 4/4
I did something really stupid a couple of days ago and broke my ankle as a result. X-ray showed "mild displaced fracture of lateral malleolus w/overlying soft tissue swelling." GP put me in walking boot w/crutches and said to elevate leg as much as possible. I've got a follow up with orthopedic dr. in 10 days and want to make sure I show that it's healing to avoid possibility of surgery...If this were January, I'd likely be happy binge watching Netflix several hours a day but it's summer and my gardens and dogs need attention! Would love to hear what others have done to heal their broken bones
SunnySideUp wrote: Would love to hear what others have done to heal their broken bones
BrianR wrote:SunnySideUp wrote: Would love to hear what others have done to heal their broken bones
About two months after I fractured my hip last summer, I lost a fair amount of upper body muscle. I had stopped lifting weights, so it wouldn't have been a surprise to lose a little, but losing quite a few pounds of muscle over a few weeks was unpleasant. I don't know what caused it, but I know that during that time, I was playing around with Valter Longo's longevity diet and eating less protein that I had been consuming previously. Hardly a smoking gun, but I'd still recommend that you keep your protein consumption on the high side while your body is healing.
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