I'm a 32 year old married mama of 3 kiddos. My oldest daughter is 11, my son is 8 and my youngest daughter is a wild 2 year old.
I'm a stay-at-home mom but on the side I do Pole Dancing parties. I teach about 18 moves at these all-ladies parties and its a lot of fun. I was just getting into practicing more and teaching myself more moves when I broke my fibula. (I was even training for a half-marathon that is on August 15!)
On Friday, July 17 at about noon, I was coming down the stairs and my daughter was perched on one of them. Her purse was as well. I was trying to avoid her but and my right foot went into her purse's handle. I tried kicking it off. While on the stairs (don't ever do that lol) and in turn I tripped down the last remaining stairs (about 3) and fell flat onto the landing in the entryway. My legs were both underneath me. It was the worst pain EVER! (ok, well aside from natural child birth lol)
I ended up breaking my left ankle's fibula (spiral) but also lightly spraining my right ankle.
I went to the ER and they fitted me with a half-cast. I wore it until Monday, July 27th - my surgery day. I guess there is a plate and screws in there. My doctor wasn't very detailed in telling me anything, so I'm hoping to get more information from him when I go back next week Monday.
He gave me an option to leave it in a cast or have the surgery and all I could think about was dancing again, so I took the surgery.
My leg has been elevated every day since. Going to the bathroom is just awful. My foot swells up and it hurts badly. My calf feels like there is a knot in it and I'm wondering if there is a way to fix it??? I'll take any advice.
Being this immobile sucks for me because I have a family to take care of (especially my 2 year old). Right now my husband is home taking care of me and my oldest two help out sometimes as well, but school will be starting soon and at the moment I don't know what we'll do. We may have to put the little one into daycare until I can get around more.
My pole dancing has taken a complete back seat and it makes me very sad. I've had a few days of depression. I was going to start my own business (branch off from the company I'm with) and this is a huge set back.
I look forward to getting to know this little community :)