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 Re: How has your broken leg changed yourself?
SMM    2:20am Feb 18 2019

Hi Nicola,

I think the down times and the anger and frustration are all very normal, and to be expected. I really, really like that idea of a chart. I think the recovery does go from bottom left to top right, but I found it wasn't a straight line. I'd say the process looked maybe more like a weather graph. There were times when everything just plateaued, maybe inched down, and it seemed progress was over. But those were temporary events. I also do like the idea of setting goals, both short and longer term. What I found to be counterproductive was setting goals with exact dates. When I failed to reach my target, the 'failures' would lead to negative emotions. I found that actually went when I learned to set goals for around a certain time. Complete recovery will come in time, and it is going to feel great. I find it strange how some things lingered. Ever since the first break, I've disliked contact with the left leg. And there will be times when I see something and it triggers a memory of that first injury. No pain involved, and it always seems more like watching a movie of the event.

Best wishes,
Matt

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