Embonious 8:43am Apr 13 2019
Hope you're all doing well considering your circumstances.
I have a question for anyone who's recovering/has recovered from an open fracture. I'm almost exactly 7 months from my day of injury, healing is going at a normal pace. I'm 100% weight bearing and only occasionally using crutches for assisted walking on particularly difficult days. I've noticed at times that the area of my skin where the bones tore through bruises.. today after my rehab exercises and stretching it looked particularly dark. I'm wondering if anyone else has noticed this? I don't feel that worried, just curious what's going on there.
Relatedly, I have a hollow in my leg where the bones exited- I'm also curious if anyone has had that and if that fills back in or stays?
Overall the scars feel like a serious badge of courage, so I am happy to keep them :)
Thanks for any words of wisdom!
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!