dcb 3:22pm Dec 27 2017
Sympathies for this. Mine wasn't nearly so bad and it still took 6 months or more for the swelling to stop - it does take time.
Never too late for PT to be useful. Definitely worth doing exercises to improve ankle flexibility and to improve ankle/leg strength. I can point you towards some exercises if you want.
Nerves are strange things and you might have to accept you will always have numb areas etc.
As for the scars, those should become less noticeable with time. Do take care of them during the next summer (and after that). Again, I was fortunate and have only one thin line down the outside of my ankle from mine, but it doesn't bother me.
And yes, that could well be the plate and screws you are feeling on the outside of your leg - I can feel the plate/screws on my fibula through the skin.
Fibula Fx lat. malleolus Weber B 12 June 2015
ORIF plate 18 June. Cast problems (allodynia) so boot from 25th but NWB.
25 July start PWB in boot, 7 Aug PWB without boot. 14th Aug few steps FWB.
9 Sept 10-steps jog 25 Sept: PT says go run!