I got my cast off today. There'll be no immediate wandering for me, I have to wean myself off crutches for the next two weeks.
Firstly, I'm a little suspicious of the doctor I saw today at the hospital. He said I didn't need to see a physiotherapist unless I had major stiffness after a few weeks. Every other doctor I've seen has said this injury will definitely require physiotherapy and hard work. So I'm going to visit a GP asap for a referral.
Secondly, when I asked the doctor how long I should expect the pain to last, he said it could be permanent - broken heels don't fix as easily as other fractures. As a surgeon in Perth told me that with physiotherapy I should make a 95% recovery, I am half suspicious and half freaking out. I've never been a big sportsy person but the idea that this could restrict me from going on long walks in the country or things that up until now have seemed so natural is frightening and upsetting. But I have no idea what "permanent" in this case means - I really hate how doctors tell you just enough to scare you and then forget to tell you the details.
So anyway, I'm not taking this doctor's word as final and I am definitely going to get me a physiotherapist. I'm not sure if I merit healing as this injury was basically caused by my own stupidity, but I'd really appreciate it if anyone could spare a prayer for me.
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