I broke my lower leg and totally made spaghetti out of all of the tendons and things around the ankle six years ago when I was 67. 8 titanium screws to hold it all together. They kept me for 4 days for observation. 11 weeks in a hard cast and another month in a soft cast. I am now better than new. I had an excellent orthopedic surgeon. Best of luck, it will end and everything will be okay. Oh, I did it when I was out fishing on a pier and I jumped up because some porpoises swam by. I got up too quick and got dizzy and went over on my ankle and my leg gave way. The paramedics and the Emergency Room attending doctor all grimaced when they looked at it, so I knew it was bad.