FuschiaNovember1980 8:02am Mar 8 2017
Sorry to hear about the break! I broke my tibia and fibula at the end of September and only got to start 100% weight bearing with the walking boot at the end of January. Next week I'm finding out if I can walk/limp without the boot, and I hope to get back to walking and eventually running at some point! So it does take time. I was off work for about 12 weeks and yes, some days I felt like I'd go crazy. But take time to read and exercise your brain (ie: video games, etc) and enjoy relaxing too. I was fit before this happened too and missed exercising. Focus on your diet since you can't exercise much- eating foods that are good for bone healing (google has lots of info) I found gave me a purpose to my meal planning.
Getting some dumbbells and sitting in a way that works can at least give you something to do. But since this JUST happened (last week) then give yourself that time to heal and don't do anything that could hurt. Especially if you aren't sleeping well.
I can't give advice on the healing time for a broken femur, but agree with the others here that you absolutely should listen to the surgeon for weight bearing and don't rush it.
The pain at night does get better. Do you have some meds? I couldn't take anything too harsh (really didn't like the side effects), but found relief in T3s and Aleve. And of course elevation- can't stress enough how much that helps! I'd talk to your doctor about the sleep- getting a good night's sleep is so imperative to your body healing (and you know from your weight lifting!).
09/30/2016- Fell in home, broke tib/fib. Surgery with hdwr
11/23/2016- Cast off, 50% WB and boot for next 6 wks
12/21/2016- Started physio
01/25/2017- FWB with cam walker for 6 +wks
03/15/2017- Boot off! Walking and cont'd physio