Embonious 12:33pm Jan 10 2019
I am curious how you all deal with people who just don't get it.
While I'm seeing positive gains lately, I am on month four of a broken leg and it's tough, especially the mental aspect of being injured and limited and dependent for so long, not to mention the whole being hit by a car thing. I find myself bristling when I try to explain the a tough day and am met with some version of "but at least you're healing!" or "look how far you've come!"
I in no way take for granted how well I am doing now compared to the first months of my injury. I am grateful for it daily, especially when I am doing something that I previously was unable to do. This is mainly what I express to people, too.
My sense is some people are just uncomfortable with any sort of distress and their immediate reaction is to try to put a positive spin on things rather than just listen, so I get that they mean well even though I don't interpret it that way immediately. But I am curious if anyone has a good way of explaining that it's not so black and white, and you still can have down days, even within the context of the healing and improving..
14 Sept 2018- hit by car, compound open tib/fib fracture etc, emergency surgery IM nail + screws
19 Sept 2018- released from hospital, NWB
04 Dec 2018- allowed 30%, working towards 100% WB indoors
18 Feb 2019- First steps!