Updated: Oct 26, 2021
"You are healed!"
Is he kidding me?
Were we both looking at the same X-ray?
Yes, we were. I saw my name on the bottom of the screen indicating that it was indeed my ankle to which those plates and screws were permanently affixed.
And the doctor calls this healed??
My ankle was definitely fixed, as the pictured indicated, and the bones were back in their intended places, but I didn't feel healed. It hurt when I walked, and I walked a lot slower with a limp now. I was also still trying to get my life back together after this injury forced me out of it for 6 weeks, and this was no easy feat (pun intended). I was far from "healed," so what did he mean?
What is healing?