FuschiaNovember1980 10:17am Nov 14 2017
I had a very similar injury but not as "glamorous." I fainted in the bathroom - and that's how I got a spiral fracture and broken tib/fib. LOL, I always wished I could say I broke it running or doing something physical.
I digress, I had surgery and 2 plates/14 screws. Was in a cast for 7 weeks, then a boot (but NWB) for 8 more weeks). Then I ditched the knee scooter and was able to walk in the boot for about 7-8 more weeks. Everything came off at the end of March and it took a few months before I realized I was feeling almost normal. It's been a little more than a year now and while it gets a little stiff (and I'm sure I limp a tiny bit especially when I first get up in the morning) I'm at the point where I'm actually considering trying to run again.
I digress, I know what you're going through and I frequently wondered what the lesson was in all of this. There have been many. First, it made me appreciate the simple things in life. It made me appreciated all of the seasons, all of the weather, all types of walking and exercise, and simple things like reaching for stuff and cleaning the house. It gave me immense empathy for those with life-long disabilities or even short term. It made me empathetic for seniors, those in wheelchairs, those with degenerative diseases, etc. It made me really aware of the hindrances for disabled people- like seriously, a lot of bad sidewalks, non-handicap friendly entrances, etc.
My mom had ALS during my broken time and this gave me such empathy for her also. She passed away two days after I was giving FWB in my boot- it was a hard time but I was so gracious that I could go to her funeral and walk down the aisle.
I could go on, and sorry for rambling, but I really do know what you're going through and trust me, it gets better. Be patient with your husband and family, take help where you can and of course be patient with yourself. Follow doctor's orders, make sure you are referred to a physiotherapist and do your exercises when you get to that point. And stay sane- read, enjoy Netflix, etc.
And yes, this is the hardest thing you've gone through- so do it with grace, patience and well, remember it could definitely be worse! You could have permanently injured yourself or worse. You will get through this.
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 boot for 6 +wks
03/15/2017- Boot off! Walking and physio