Megan_K 5:34am Mar 4 2020
You have every reason to feel sad and discouraged. It is surprising that your doctor would not be treating the left fracture the same as the right. However, the fibula is not a weight bearing bone and it will likely heal just fine with rest.
My injury (also while on a ski trip) occurred about 1 month before you. I was also still trying to "handle it all" after the injury-until I had an emotional break down. Then I accepted the help and accepted that all I could do was rest and heal. When I went back to the doctor at the 7 week mark, the x-rays showed excellent healing. I am now in a walking boot and weight bearing.
Take the time to rest. When people offer help, take them up on it. Direct your husband and teenager on exactly what you need them to do. Your family may not know how they can help because they are so used to you taking care of everything.
You will heal from this. Please rest. Eat good food. Watch a funny show and laugh. If you have to be up and active, try to keep it to 20-30 minutes, then lay down and elevate your legs for an hour. These things have helped me for the last several weeks.
Megan in Texas
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