melanie_b (144.53.226.---) 4:26pm Jul 18 2012
To a certain extent you do just have to give up control and let people help you. However, there may be things you can change to make things a bit easier for you. For example, we set up a temporary wardrobe next to my temporary bed, so I could get my clothes and get changed easily. One of those grabber things is great for things a little out of reach. I also crawled across my lounge room a lot (e.g. to put a new dvd on, it was easier than crutching across). I live alone so some of these things I just had to do, and of course it did have the advantage of things always being where I left them, and not feeling like a twit when I opted to crawl around the room.
Apr 2012: Displ bimal fx,syndo injury,high fib fx,ORIF
Chronic syndo injury post screw removal in Jun
Sept: ORIF, debridement
Feb 2013: arthroscopy & screw removal, syndo "rock solid" woohoo!!