Megan_K 8:06am Feb 24 2020
It has not been easy for us. My 2 daughters are ages 6 and 10. I have been fortunate to have a neighbor that has helped me with getting them to piano once a week. I have another friend that drives us to girl scouts. Another friend brings them home from school (my husband takes them). I would not be able to maintain my daughters' schedules were it not for the kindness of neighbors and friends. I have used uber a few times to get places when I could not arrange a ride. For groceries, I order online and someone will drive through and pick up for me.
I cannot work from home (I am a nurse practitioner) so I spend the day just trying to distract myself. I have tried to do online "educational" things but have found that my focus and retention is poor right now!
In the past, my husband and I have been self sufficient and did not like to rely on or inconvenience others. When I had my accident, I realized I was going to NEED help. We have no family in Texas. My friends and neighbors have been wonderful. If you have offers of help, take them! Your broken bone will heal in time but right now you must rest!
During the first 6 weeks of my recovery, it was hard to see that I would ever get better. I am now seeing that I will!! Each time I do my therapy exercises, its a little better!
Hang in there. Check out some podcasts (a really good one is "You must remember this"-stories of old Hollywood)
tib/fib fracture with spiral into posterior ankle malleolus-12/31/2019
IM nail, plate and 7 screws-1/1/2020
Cam walker boot-2/18/2020
out of boot,ankle brace-3/19/2020