Well, I went to the doctor for my follow up today and my doctor told me that there was way more swelling than what she would have expected a week later. She also said there was some strange bruising higher up on my leg that may mean there was another fracture but even if there was another fracture, what they did in the ankle would take care of it....
She ordered me to another week of bed rest and told me this week to do even less than I did last week I also have to keep my ankle elevated much higher than I had this past week. I do have a lot of friends and family that have stepped up to help but I am still not good at asking for help.
I guess this week will be like a test for me. I have to let go of the guilt and let DH take care of the heavy lifting. I always feel bad about making/asking him to do much when he comes home from work.
I guess I should just accept it and take advantage of the time in bed. Maybe I can catch up on DD's scrapbook or something productive like that!!!!
I'm so sorry you're dealing with this -- what a nuisance. Would there be any value in getting a 2nd opinion? I'm no expert but I'm surprised by your doc's reaction to the bruising (is there any risk this could be a clot? I think that is unlikely but of course can be serious if not caught/treated).
Hope this week will be "the one" and that your leg will really start to recuperate!