Ka 6:21am Oct 29 2018
Sorry to hear of your experiences and hope things improve soon!
I felt physically terrible with the symptoms you describe for weeks after initially breaking my leg. Of course the trauma to the leg provided that, but the side effects of pain killing drugs were really quite bad for me.
Mentally it was also really difficult, and I think that's the bit that isn't addressed enough by surgeons. I also experienced some panic attacks that came out of nowhere, and chronic pain in that first year really wore me down. Talking to friends, family and most importantly, professionals, helped me manage that anxiety and get back on track.
When I was homebound the first 6 weeks, having a routine really helped too...
It can be a slow process, but you'll get there! Good luck :)
Jan 2015: Broken distal tib/fib, IM nail + screws
Oct 2015: IM exchange nailing for tibia non-union
Nov 2015: MRSA infection; surgery + 3.5 months antibiotic therapy for infection
April 2016: Bones healed
Oct-Nov 2018: IM nail removal, wound infection