I injured my ankle back on November 29. I went to a podiatrist on December 10 and he let me know that I dislocated my ankle to the point of fracturing it, while tearing the ligaments in my ankle. He put me in a cast that I thought I was going to be in for 4-6 weeks (misunderstood him). I went today for a followup. The cast came off and after some more x-rays were taken, he let me know that I will need to wear a lace-up ankle brace and high top sneakers the rest of my life. That I will not be able to do physical labor anymore either because the risk of re-injuring my ankle is too great. I guess in a way it's a good thing that I wasn't working when this happened and wasn't sure when I would be working again since I am my wife's caregiver. However, it's still not something that I wanted to hear. The only skills that I really have are as an EMT or warehousing, and those two options are now out of the picture. I have been asking God for direction, but have as of yet not heard anything back.