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Steve_K : Regretting that I broke this leg!
Diary entry posted Sat 3:04pm 30 May 2009

I just entered this not entirely pleasant world of yours about ten days ago, when I broke my tib/fib playing hockey (I'm 56). I think I'm making good progress so far, although I know I have a long way to go. NWB for six weeks. One nail, five screws. I don't know enough of the jargon to describe the breaks. I know that the vertical crack at the bottom of the tib will keep me off the leg longer than would have been necessary otherwise.

I discontinued Vicodin two days ago, as the pain is bearable and I don't like the buzzy sensation. My least favorite part of all this is waking up in the middle of the night and having a very tough time getting back to sleep. As I explained to my wife today, when you wake up at night or even in the morning, it's as if you have become nothing but your BL. That's who you are. That's what you feel. I would give my eye teeth to be able to roll over in bed.

I hope I can be a good patient and not grumpy. It's clear to me that many of you have suffered more devastating breaks than I, and I admire your courage and good spirits.



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