Hey thanks for the reply! I'm 2 days post op from surgery and came home yesterday from the hospital. According to my doctor surgery was a success as they were able to put a plate and 11 screws into my leg. However the ligament damage in my ankle was worse than initially thought so my recovery will take longer than originally anticipated. I'm looking at 3 months NWB and a second surgery to have the syndesmotic screws removed. I'm definitely keeping it elevated on a stack of pillows at all times. Pain is starting to increase as I feel like the nerve block is wearing off. Thanks again for the well wishes and I appreciate the advice.