Embonious 1:30am May 13 2019
Hi, firstly, bummer on the injury! I'm sorry you're having to deal with this.
The first weeks/month of the fracture are by far the worst. Between the pain and anxiety that comes with a serious injury, the difficulty in adjusting from a mobile to immobile life, and loss of independence, things can be rough some days. It does eventually get better, although there may be low moments throughout the entire healing period, and that's ok.
One tip I came up with is related to sleep- I had a really tough time sleeping and found guided relaxation videos on youtube that helped me doze off, even if only for 20 minutes or so. I tried to get sleep whenever possible to make up for the fact that I wasn't able to sleep through the night.
Secondly, in case you are feeling any emotional trauma/depression related to the injury, which is normal, I recommend mentioning it to your doctor so you can get some resources if you feel you need them.
And lastly, trying to be kind to yourself! As you know best, it's hard to go from fishing to not walking in a matter of seconds and is a tough adjustment. So it's ok to feel grumpy, sad, angry.
Hopefully you're doing ok and best of luck regarding your appointment this week! Keep us posted.
14 Sept 2018- hit by car, compound open tib/fib fracture, ORIF surgery to insert IM nail + 5 screws
19 Sept 2018- released from hospital, no cast, NWB
22 Oct 2018- 30% PWB, started physio
04 Dec 2018- working towards 100% WB indoors