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 Re: My broken femur - Help! Going Crazy
Xavier Liebaert    2:09pm Mar 14 2017

Hi Spencer,
I'm sorry to read about your fracture.
I am exactly where you are, just 6 weeks further along. There's nothing to it but neing patient, calm down and allow yourself to rest. Get out of the house if possible (dragoon some friends into taking you out if you can). I got cabin fever pretty fast as well.
Alternate reading with tv, find a course subject you're interested in online.

For walking, listen to your surgeon and PT. All fractures are different. I was out walking on crutches, 10% PWB, very quickly but had to set my walking targets in 20ft increments, and only under supervision. Do not put weight on your leg until you're allowed to.

I found that stretching whatever muscles i could whenever i could helped me a lot with sleeping, talk to your PT. Also put a few pillows to elevate your leg in bed, limits the movement and helps with comfort. Sleep is important to heal. If you cannot sleep, talk to your doctor. Find out why you can't sleep.

Patience, relax, meditate a bit and chill. This too shall pass

Right femur subtrochantal spiral fracture 1/6/17
Surgery 1/7/17 femoral IM nail, 3 screws
Discharged from hospital 1/20/17, 20% PWB
1st PT 2/8/17, 20%PWB
2/28 : 50% PWB

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