Alybrokeherleg 12:08am Nov 23 2017
Only one broken leg here so can't offer much advice on coping with both legs broken. You poor thing.
I can give some general advice. The first 10 days were the worst for me in terms of swelling and pain ( i am now part titanium, no cast). After 10 i turned a corner. The 3 week mark saw a further marked reduction in pain and fatigue levels. I started to feel like my normal self again.
One piece of advice i have is to take regular pain killers
I'm not sure i always recognised my pain. It felt more like a deep ache with burning like sensation at times. I probably stopped pain meds too early bc sleeping has been really hard. I took some Endone at bed time last night and slept so much better.
Best wishes for your recovery.
AlysonJulie H. wrote:
> Going skiing was such a terrible idea! It was only my second
> ever attempt at skiing but it's definitely my last. I'll
> spare you the details for now but getting my ski caught and
> going off course into a tree resulted in two very broken legs
> something I've never experienced and I hope I never do again!
> Even after living 32 years and giving birth to three children
> I've never had any pain like this. I had surgery right away
> and had rods and pins put in both legs. It's been almost a
> week now and I'm finally home but have a lot of mobility
> issues with both legs in bright pink (of course) fiberglass
> casts from my toes to my groin. I have to wear these casts
> and not put any weight on them for 6 weeks before I get
> removable boots and will be able to start walking with a
> walker or crutches (can't wait). So if I can get thru these 6
> weeks in the casts I should be fine at least that's what I've
> got to tell myself. I guess I really need some tips I read
> thru some posts on here and there doesn't seem to be anybody
> else in double long leg casts that I could find but I'm
> hoping to get some advice on how to like move around get from
> my wheelchair to the couch to the bed, etc. and how to dress
> I can't really wear pants so I've just been covering up with
> a blanket but am too embarrassed to try going out in public
> like that. In fact I haven't been out in public at all it's
> so much work to move around and I don't want everybody
> staring at me. Also need some moral support. My husband and
> sister have been great. My sister comes over every day to
> take care of me and my kids (I'm a stay at home mom) and has
> been such a great help. Oh something else, my surgeon said
> there's a chance I might have some limping issues the rest of
> my life and might have to use a walker or a cane that's a
> scary thought for me but I guess we'll cross that bridge when
> we come to it. Thank you for reading!