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 Greetings Lauren Re: Third week of healing, still pretty painful
SMM    11:56pm Feb 10 2018

Hi Lauren,

The last break was just over 4 years ago. I had broken the leg earlier, years earlier (I think I explained below in one of your earlier posts...'protective of leg'). All the feelings you describe I can certainly relate to. I remember having that feeling that my leg didn't belong to the rest of me. That does pass, but I still have some strange sensations and perceptions. I spent time in casts and experienced muscle atrophy, so I still keep thinking my leg is much scrawnier than the one I never broke. I know this is not true, but just a feeling. I seem to experience much more cramping in the leg that was broken, and at times I experience the odd twinge after a lot of physical activity. There are those days that I can only describe by saying the leg seems to get tired well before the rest of me does. I am also coping with OA, so I know that's a factor. In time, much of what you are experiencing should pass. And you are right, you have a lot of healing to look forward to. It sounds like there is some nerve damage, and nerve healing takes time. Also, bone remodeling is a slow process and to completely remodel injured bone takes a year at least. You shall keep getting better and better. As I mentioned in the post below, there are traces of psychological issues that remain, but the physical healing---really, really good.

Best wishes,
Matt
PS...I sometimes think the once broken leg is shorter than the other. Again, I know this isn't true, but just the way it feels. Have you ever experienced this feeling pr perception? Or maybe this just comes from spending time in casts.

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