So thats the major surgery on my ankle finally done. Got released from hospital and was back in within a few hours due to excessive bleeding but all settled now.
I'm no Doctor but pretty sure this wasn't the norm
Got all the staples removed yesterday so once the wounds seal a bit more at least I'll be able to train my upper body as up till now any straining has caused plenty pain especially where they took a bone graft from my shin. I managed to get a bit of up/down motion in my ankle while the cast was off so that's quite promising.