flight attendant

by Jan
(Griffin, GA)

I am not an athlete but I do spend long hours on my feet. I broke my fibula and cracked the inner ankle on my left leg on Apr 4 2009. My doctor wanted to put in a plate and screws but I did not have this done because it would make clearing security in airports difficult. I have been in a cast for three weeks and expect to get it off May 14. Should I expect to be able to go back to flying and staying on my feet for 13-15 hours right away? My doctor has not been real informative. I am putting weight on the foot but it still sometimes has shooting pain. Am I rushing things or do I need to toughen up? I don't want any longterm complications because of my job. I am a 56 year old female.

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