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It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

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How to heal my broken ankle and start walking again


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Emorp Kettle's on

Fantastic post!

Personally v delighted to read this post – I’m recovering from triple broken and dislocated ankle (not trying to score points there, but hey!) and did need surgery, even so your advice is very informative and positive.
Hurray for your progress and I hope to post similar for myself in the coming months. :o)


Lots of great information

Everything you said is true, and knowing this is very helpful.

A few years back I broke my ankle playing baseball, and it honestly was one of the worst experiences I’ve had in my life. It just goes to show you though, that it makes those moments without pain so much sweeter. It reminds me of the guy who repeatedly hit himself in the head with a baseball bat. Finally someone approaches him and asks “Why are you repeatedly hitting yourself in the head with a baseball bat?” And he responds, “Because it feels good when I stop.”

Jim Tracy |

Ouch! So sorry you had to go through that pain! I know how you feel. I have sprained my right ankle many times. The ligament is permanently stretched out. It starts to hurt every time I run or am on my feet for too long.
Emily Smith |

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