I was afraid this was going to happen with the permanent nerve damage to my right foot and leg from my back issues and the balance issues I’m currently having … this makes the 4th time I’ve broken this ankle.

We were coming out of the concert last night and I twisted it pretty severely. A visit to an orthopedic urgent care today confirmed my feeling that it was broken.

It’s going to limit what I can do the rest of the trip obviously but it’s not a bad break and based on my past experience I don’t expect to have to wear the boot for more than 5 weeks or so … I think I’m going to have to look into wearing some kind of brace on the ankle after it’s healed to prevent further issues.


  1. I’m so sorry, Mary. Lousy “break”, right in the middle of your trip. Those lobster sandwiches were just too much for your ankle!! Sewing and knitting will be your activities for a while.


  2. Oh no, Mary. That’s terrible. I guess you will just have to sit and tie quilts until you go back home. 😉 Seriously, I hope you heal quickly and aren’t too uncomfortable.

  3. I am so sorry. Maybe you and Finn can go and sit and watch the ocean. You can knit and Finn can be your watch dog. I will pray for your recovery and that God will have it heal stronger.

  4. Oh no, that will sideline for a while for sure. I pray that you heal quickly with no lasting effects. I guess you will just need to eat more lobster rolls to make it feel better.

  5. Poor you, I hope that it is not too painful. You really didn’t need another problem. Take care and I hope that you will heal quickly.

  6. This all sounds very stoic – “only 5 weeks” – balance problems are so challenging, and being told “don’t fall again” (something I have heard from the medical folks) is decidedly not helpful. At least you have good scenery!

    Warm wishes,


  7. Oh dear! Not exactly what you wanted to deal with, but it happened. Prayers that it heals quickly, and you can enjoy at least some of the things you had planned.

  8. Well, that’s a bit of a downer. I’m glad you were able to find help right away and know how to manage. Thank goodness for walking boots! I find a misstep or fall is more likely now with some new back issues. The one thing that has helped me is physical therapy and continuing the exercise I was taught daily. Since I learned what to do to strength my back, core and knees I’ve had far less pain and I am also a lot more stable. Things went haywire after I fell and fractured some ribs last December and it’s taken months to regain strength and mobility and I’m only in my mid sixties so I didn’t expect so much trouble. Ha!

  9. So sorry to hear this, Mary, and especially while you are having such a lovely time in Maine. I hope it heals quickly and that you can find a good brace to help avoid future injury. Sending hugs!

  10. I am so sorry that this keeps happening. Will be praying for you. Is there a physical therapy that can strengthen this?

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