SMM 11:44am Feb 1 2018
I've managed to break my leg/ankle a few times. All is healed now; I still occasionally stop by.
I am sorry to hear about your accident. And I understand that a broken leg can cause a state of depression. But if you were being treated for depression before the injury, I think you have to continue with treatment for depression separately. The depression with a broken leg passes as recovery takes hold, but I think that's only the situational depression caused by the injury. I did not suffer from depression (or at least much), but instead found myself angry and enraged for seemingly no reason. I since found out that depression and anger are related. With my last break, there was little pain, so I always just wanted to start walking and running, but that would not have been good. Has your dr. cleared you for weight bearing? If not, do stay off the leg. Fatigue is also not unusual. If possible, at this early stage do try to get as much sleep as possible. If venturing out is impossible, can you invite friends and family over? I found that to be very therapeutic. I also found keeping a journal to be really helpful. The whole process allowed me to reflect on exactly what my issues were, and to actually trace progress. Exercise also seems to really, really help. But before you attempt any activities, you would need to check with your dr. first. I found walking with crutches to be both exhausting and exhilarating. I would challenge myself to see if I could cover greater distances with each day. Also, sharing on this board helps...a lot. I found it indispensable.