(Closed) I broke my ankle yesterday and my wedding is 3 weeks away. Help!

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I’m so so sorry you broke your ankle.

The best thing you can do is buy shoes that are supportive.  Anything too flat (like ballet pumps or Uggs) are just as bad for your feet as high heels are.

Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

SO SORRY!!!!! My coworker is currently in a cast and she broke her ankle the end of march. she’ll get a boot next week. Did your dr say if you’d be in a cast still by then??

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

That totally sucks, get one of those Troilus that you put your knee on and push. They help you get around immensely better than crutches.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oh my goodness, I am so sorry to hear that!  I recently broke my elbow, and now I really understand just how crappy breaking a bone is 🙁  Feel better hun!

What does your dress look like?  And what are your colors?  I can keep an eye for flats for you. 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

oh, no.  i hope you are ok.  hopefully you will be able to walk down the aisle with or without crutches.  either way, i am sure you will be a beautiful bride.  the pictures will be cute though.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

That is beyond awful, I am so sorry to hear this-how is your pain? I hope you get better soon! You probably won’t be able to dance, it is going to be tough… 🙁

 

Post # 9
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750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Are you in a cast right now? See if you can get a walking cast or an orthoplast splint for the big day. You won’t be graceful and you probably won’t be too comfortable, but you’ll be able to walk in something like that. I had a broken ankle and got around pretty well on one of those “moon boot” casts for 8 weeks. 

Plus, they are so thick in the sole that you can wear about a 2″ heel and not limp, because that balances you out! I work a Skechers Shape-Up sneaker or maryjane shoe on my left foot pretty much the whole time I was in the boot, so I really didn’t limp too awful much.

Good luck – don’t panic, and feel better!!!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

So sorry to hear this!  some tips to speed healing… try to keep ALL weight off as much as possible.  don’t take ibuprofen or any other NSAID, slows bone healing.  Eat well, your body needs all the nutrients it can get.  Focus on getting a lot of Vitamin B and C, and calcium.

Post # 11
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1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Sorry.That sucks.Hopefully your dress covers up your shoes.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

So sorry you broke your ankle. Prayers are with you for quick healing!

Here’s a little pep talk: My soon to be brother in law got married this weekend and his bride to be fell last week and broke her hip, after emergency surgery and 6 pins, she was able to walk on crutches. This saturday was her wedding day and she walked down the aisle on crutches, said her vows on crutches, danced the night away being help up by her husband and dad, and every so often we would actually see her sit because she was in bad pain. She was so determined to enjoy her day, dispite her hip killing her! It was by far the best wedding I have ever been to because of her wonderful attitude in proceeding with her plans even though she broke her hip the week before and could have called the whole thing off. Point being is to stay possitive and keep planning. No matter what, at the end of the day you marry your soul mate!!! Oh and for shoes, ballet flat would probably be best!

Wishing you all the best! Keep your chin up!!

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Hi – I broke my ankle yesterday and my wedding is 3 weeks away as well. I see your post is from a few months ago, do you have any insights on how you handled the big day w/ a broken ankle? My family has suggested many of the things suggested here but I’d love to know how it worked when put into practice!!

 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

@bittersweet128:  Oh no, you poor thing!  How did you break your ankle?  I have no suggestions other than what’s been posted, but here’s a *hug*, some positive energy and some well wishes!!!  I hope your ankle is ok!

Post # 15
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Busy bee

@bittersweet128:  When you say “broke” your ankle, I’m assuming that means you definitely have broken bones… If so, then I am so sorry 🙁 Really, you will just need to let it heal. 

On the other hand, if the ankle is not broken (just a really bad sprain or whatever), as a physical therapy student, i have learned there are many many tricks to keep that swelling down and stay functional. If this is the case, just reply to me! Or get a referral to PT

Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@wildflowerbee:  Hi- yes I have a trimalleolar fracture and will need surgery before the wedding. I think I’ll need to use crutches and maybe a wheelchair, I didn’t know if there were other things I should consider. As a PT do you have any tips or suggestions? Will I even be able to get down the aisle? 

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