My dear man has been experiencing much pain in his ankle of late and had cut back his work to half time and then to not working at all. Yesterday we went back to the Orthopedic Surgeon and the xrays revealed that, due to full weight bearing much too soon, the bone has collapsed just above his ankle. There are several broken screws and the Dr can shift his leg bones around much too easily. We were both devastated! We will enjoy a wonderful family Christmas and then prepare for surgery -again- on the 28th. This time they will have to retract the broken screws and add a piece of bone from his hip (ouch) and graft it into the bottom of his Tibia. Then more screws in place and possibly the replacement of one plate which has slid down toward the ankle because of the broken screws. So again we're facing several month of rehabilitation, and hopefully he has learned his lesson and will not insist on going back to work before those bones (tiny fragments actually) are completely healed.
Wishing you all the very best for a wonderful Christmas and a healthy 2011!