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 Re: Third week of healing, still pretty painful
Lauren Mikles    6:46pm Feb 9 2018

Amy,
I broke my tib/fib almost 7 months ago. I had a spiral fracture as well, and they implanted an IM nail. It takes a long time for the pain to go away. Once you start weight bearing, you will see more progress. It stimulates bone growth.

You are going to feel more pain while off pain meds. Also, you will have good days and bad days. When you have a good day, you tend to push yourself harder and exercise. Thatís really good for you, but there are repercussions the next day.

Iím not trying to be negative, but the healing process may take years. Just follow the doctorís advice, stay active as much as possible, and try not to worry about how much you think youíve healed based on how youíre feeling. Thatís not a good indicator. It sounds bad, but itís better for your mental health if you go ahead and give yourself a pep talk. Say ďself, my leg may never be the same. But Iím thankful to still have a leg. Iím thankful that the pain will gradually go away until I reach my maximum level of healing. I accept the fact that it may never completely go away, but Iím going to stay positive.Ē

Things could be worse. Iím sorry about your leg.

07/12/17: Spiral tib/fib fracture playing soccer in Palestine on mission trip
07/13/17: Surgery for IM nail @ Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem (Israel)
July 18, 2017: Home (Georgia)
December 19, 2017: Screw removal surgery

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