I've never posted on a site like this before so I guess I'll just jump right into it.
About 3 weeks ago I fell tripping over my shoe - I know, really? Anyways, I tripped and landed on my knee. Instead of shattering my knee cap, I actually cracked the upper part of my tibia all the way through.
After many many Xrays and Cat Scans, the doctors decided surgery would be best.
I was a complete mess, full of fear.
The appointment was scheduled and exactly one week after the break, I went in and got 1 plate and 5 screws put in my leg!
The pain the next day was insane. I was kept in the hospital for 3 days so I could stay hooked up to the IV, getting Dilaudid shot in me every 2 hours.
It was so insane, something I have never experienced before.
I got to go home and a Sunday with a wrap around the incision and some insane bionic brace on my leg.
I was in quite a bit of pain, but I had been prescribed everything in the book to help - Dilaudid, Tramadol, and Oxycodone.
I was also on serious bed rest so unless I was trying to use the bathroom or shower, I wasnt moving my leg at all.
The WORST part of the whole thing was being so, so, so.... so bored.
There are not enough episodes of Dr. Phil to keep my mind busy throughout the day.
I ended up sleeping all day and then staying up all night. It was causing me extreme panic attacks (Which I have now been prescribed Xanax for).
This was a feeling I had never experienced before.
I actually found this website by googling "Broken Leg Cabin Fever."
While I am totally still struggling, I am feeling so much better.
I just had my two week appointment, and I got great news from the doctor.
I am healing quickly, and I am allowed to bend my leg again. I can even get the leg they did surgery on wet!
Hopefully I can drive soon, and my surgeon tells me if I do well in physical therapy I might start walking in the next two weeks (Slowly, gently, calmly)!
SO that's where I am.
That's just a quick summery of what I am going through.
I plan to make a few more posts soon!
One about my whole hospital experience, and another about what I went through my first week home.
Thanks so much for reading!
I am so happy I found this website to connect with people going through things similar to me.