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Comment : Re: First day back to work
Posted by Joanna on Fri 9:37am 11 February 2011


Angel,
I broke my tib/fib on Dec 27th as well. I fell while skiing, bindings didn't release, and the rest is history. I laid on the cold snowy mountain for 30 minutes before help arrived. I too heard the "snap" (felt it/heard it)and I too am having bad dreams/flashbacks from the accident. I literally have to shake my head to get that "feeling of falling" out! I had surgery w/rod/screws immediately as my breaks (5 total) were pretty severe. I've been in a boot since week 1 so did not have to experience the cast. I did not show much healing at week 5, but hope to see "something" on week 9 which is my next OS appt. I do not want to seem "creepy", but we are frighteningly similar. As I read through your diary I could have been reading my own! I sooo miss walking, being outside with my dogs, playing tennis, and cleaning my house!!! I was very active before the accident and in pretty good shape. I'm also a "house perfectionist" and am learning to live in a new normal with others "cleaning" for me. I too hate asking for help and would often go hungry/thirsty in those first weeks as I didn't want to "ask". I also have days where I feel pretty good, and then days where I am exhausted for no reason. I am back at work on a very part-time basis (college professor whose schedule was pared down to just two courses,two days per week) and love being out, but find it incredibly tiring. I wanted you to know you are not alone in this journey, as someone else on the other side of the US is right there with you! Today is a "high energy" day so I am going to take myself swimming! Well, when I say "swimming" I mean I get in the pool and do "laps" with just my arms while my legs "dangle" behind me... Take care and feel free to e-mail me privately if you want to vent :)

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