AngieLanigan 2:52pm Jun 1 2017
Welcome! I'm sorry you have to be here :)
The frustration and wanting to cry, etc is totally normal. Your emotions will roller coaster throughout the healing process, you've suffered a major trauma and it will effect you mentally and emotionally, as well as physically.
I'm surprised that you're without a cast or boot after so many fractures, even though you had surgery. On the bright side, keeping clean will be much easier without having to worry about getting a cast wet. See about getting a shower bench that sits half in the tub and half out. If you have that and a detachable shower head, it will make showering much easier!
I hear you on the difficulty peeing lol. Of all the weird and annoying things about having a broken leg, I was most surprised by just how difficult it would be to get up off the toilet without putting any weight on my leg. I was able to get a set of handles that attached to the toilet, which helped immensely with getting up and down. Mine were provided free by the Red Cross, but local pharmacies also rent them for a low fee.
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.