What to Expect When You Break Your Ankle

March 26, 2015 9:35 PM

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I broke my ankle getting out of my aunt's car. She was deep into a story about an article she'd read about cholesterol levels in different meats, and -- half listening, half absentmindedly stepping out of the car -- my chunky platform boot got stuck on the wrong side of the curb and I lost my balance. I fell. Unfortunately, my foot didn't come with me and my ankle snapped.

I ripped my boot off immediately, trembling with the shock of the worst pain I'd ever felt in my 29 years on this planet. I got right back into the back seat and tried to elevate, feeling as if every bone in my foot had popped out of place and was now swimming loosely inside my skin. My boyfriend at...

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