AngieLanigan 5:57pm Mar 16 2017
Hi Kellie :)
One thing the doctors never seem to warn about is just how mentally and emotionally draining this whole broken leg business is! Everything you're feeling is totally normal, and we've all gone through it to some extent. I know it seems as though it will never end and life will never get back to normal, but I promise you it does get better!
As the bone is healing and you're NWB, there's not a lot you can do to speed up the healing, but you can certainly avoid prolonging it. Be vigilant about NWB until told otherwise by your doctor. Keep getting lots of rest, as that's when your body does its best healing. Keep your leg elevated to reduce swelling, and do your toe wiggles to encourage good circulation.
Once you get the ok to start physio, work at it as if it's your job. Do your exercises, work with your PT and you'll gain your Independence back before you know it
Dec 1, 2014 Tib/Fib/Talus fractures x5
Dec 5 surgery. Jan 19 DVT
Feb 9 Cast off, WBAT, PT
Feb 18 Walker to Crutches. Mar 4 Stairs. Mar 10 Crutches to cane
Apr 15 No more cane
Dec 2016 Still dealing with PTSD and anxiety, therapy ongoing.