Broken Ankle - 3 places, screws surgery - HELP!!!

So. I just found this website. 2 weeks ago, I feel down one stair - yes, one stair - and broke the right ankle in 3 places - outer, inner ankle & tibia. The clutcher is that I also broke my left foot. So, needless to say, I am stuck in bed, or my chair. I put my left foot in a boot and walk to the bathroom or a chair, etc. I have lots of support. My sister has been here every day and I have been brought dinner every night;. I also have a husband and an 11 year old son. My question is: I am still in pain. I am taking percosetts (SP?) - 5 per day. The prescription says IC Ocycodone w/ apap 5/325 Tab MCK

I guess that is percosett with tylonol. Pretty much this is my schudule: 2 percs in the morning. One naprosyn (500 mg) at lunch. Around 2 I take 1 perc and 1 tylonol. then at supper I take 1 naprosyn and right before bed I take 2 more percs. I am still in constant pain! During the night I have been waking up in excrutiating pain. I have 4 screws on the outer ankle and 2 at the inner and a metal plate. Any suggestions, etc? I am also getting a rash type thing on my foot. My surgeon took off my cast and now I am airing it out as much as possible and icing it. Then I put the bottom half of my cast on - to keep my foot stable, and ace it on. Anyone else do this? Thanks!


Posted By Erika on October 05, 2007 at 21:47:48:

The Simply Stable VOS, valgus overload stabilizer elbow brace is designed to help control valgus overload stresses during functional overhead motions. The overhead motions associated with throwing, tennis and volleyball put a tremendous stress on the elbow joint and ulnar collateral ligament (UCL).

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