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Comment : Spiral tib/fib fracture after thrown from PWC
Posted by Eric_L on Sun 5:59pm 13 January 2019


Well the day of my first major surgery arrived and I struggled to get out of the house and into the car, those crutches just were rough on the armpits, and every bump in the road felt like it telegraphed right up my lower leg... I received some world-class care in pre-op, and before long I was wheeled into surgery and strapped down, the mask on and next thing i remember is being groggy in post-op, and as soon as I could focus I was relieved to see my left foot! From there it was some pain meds and vague memories of going home, and after 48 hours I stopped all pain meds due to concerns about opiod use. Surprisingly my pain was perhaps a 2 out of 10 and I vowed to avoid any meds unless absolutely necessary, certainly didnt want to extend leg healing phase by taking any NSAIDS, so I lived with it. Many rounds of icing down my leg, keeping it elevated all the time, and getting caught up on some reading, Netflix, movies, etc. occupied my time. The following week I started spending more time on work emails, calls, and well wishes from colleagues, all helped to pass the time, but the weeks crawled. It seemed like a month before I saw my OS again, yet it was only 10 days. Needless to say it was sobering seeing that large IM nail in my tibia, and 6 screws, and a glimpse of my surgical scar at the knee when my cast was adjusted to relieve some edges pressing on my shin.

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