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 Re: Getting a full leg cast on Monday
Megan_K    9:55am Mar 15 2020

I am sorry to hear about your injury. I also had a spiral fracture of the tibia and a fibula fracture that occurred while I was skiing. I was just walking into the lodge, but still had my ski boots on and slipped on ice! I had to have surgery immediately, is surgery a potential for you?
I am now 11 weeks post injury and am hoping to get out of the cast later this week! It has been a very long recovery, the hardest part is definitely the mental aspect. I found many helpful tips on this site. First, if ANYONE offers you help, say "yes!". I got bored with TV and books pretty quickly so I ordered a complex cross-stitch kit off of Amazon and spent several hours a day working on that while listening to podcasts.
Since you will be immobile, set up a "station", a little table next to where you are sitting/laying with your leg up. Make sure you have plenty of water, snacks and phone charger. Once you have a full cast, bathing will be difficult. I ordered a shower chair, large trash bags and duct tape. A handheld shower is a necessity.Every other day I would carefully wrap my cast up so I could sit in the shower. Other days I would take a sink bath, just cleaning the necessary parts. I also ordered a few pairs of wide leg elastic waist pants.
You will be very tired. I was very frustrated by this at first but several people on this site reassured me that this was to be expected and I needed to rest for the bone to heal.
Feeling sad and depressed is something many experience with this injury. I cried a lot the first several weeks. You will recover from this. If you have any other specific questions, please ask! Also, read the FAQ's on this site.
Megan in Texas

Megan Kelly
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

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