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Amanda_L : Week 16: Anxiety of moving forward
Diary entry posted Wed 10:12am 29 April 2009

Here I go - into week 16. I can bear only up to 50% of weight on my BL and have gotten used to my aircast. It was a big change from a hard cast and difficult to find a comfort spot in the aircast for awhile. Now I think I have a system down for max comfort. It's hard to be able to look at my leg every day. I just feel so normal when the aircast is off! I sometimes forget its still broken. I have limited ROM, but the OS doesnt want me in PT until I can walk. I have been working on gaining ROM on my own by doing ankle pumps and doing the alphabet with my BL foot. I have an appt next week and am so ancy and nervous. If I could just have a crystal ball so I could SEE when I would walk, drive and go back to work, I wouldnt be so anxious! I am nervous to put FWB on my BL when the time comes. I am nervous to drive for the first time in 4+ months. I am nervous to go back to work - will I start PT? Will I be able to work as I am comfortable? What will it look like? I am anxious to start PT and looking forward to exercising again. So many unanswered questions, even after all this time. I know I can see the light at the end of the tunnel (very small glimmer) but am ready to be moving on. I never would have imagined it would cause me to miss THIS much work, life, etc. The crutches are easy now. Depression is cured by meds, thank goodness. The hard part is that people think you should be better by now so there isnt as much help/visiting as there was early on. What an experience this has been... one I wouldnt wish on anyone!!!



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