Embonious 3:25am Aug 28 2019
Hi all, long time no see :)
I am approaching a year since my fracture and surgery, waiting for the all clear from the doc and subsequent scheduling of my hardware removal. I'm frustrated with my hardware, particularly screws in my upper tib. Both today and last Wednesday I've had to stay home due to prohibitive pain- unfortunately my job location means a walk up a hill, plus being at work while in pain isn't very productive. Luckily I can do home office without many issues.
The pain is mainly around my upper 2 tib screws that hold the IM nail in place below my knee. I also feel my ankle screws (I have 3, 2 on the side and one in the front) quite often, but more of a discomfort than pain. I'm frustrated as I'm nearly a year post fracture (Sept. 14th is my fracturversary) and the closer I get to full healing, the more I see that a major issue is my hardware. I will get it out, but I feel anxiety about how much it will continue to inhibit my life, especially related to my job. I s'pose I really just want to hear other people's thoughts- I know I will get through it and it's ok in the grand scheme of things- I'll certainly take this over the first months of crutches and careful pillow arrangements for optimal leg propping- but some days it's just a kick in the privates after dealing with it for this long.
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!