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April 1st (fools day!!!), Whilst enjoying a lovely walk along beach, bumble bee got caught in my hair and I spun around to get it out next thing on ground with searing pain and nausea. A&E , X-rays, manipulation (unsuccessful) then informed neeed ORIF surgery following day. Initially told it was Bi Maleolar Break with ligament involvement. 6 weeks NWB.
Post op check yesterday and told I actually had a Tri Malleolar fracture so potentially longer healing time? And then area of wound on lateral sde hasn't healed and you could actually see head of one of the screws, luckily no infection but Dr concerned so back in two rather than four weeks.
Its really hit me hard how dependant this makes me, I'm a nurse and usually a very Independent woman. I'm staying with partner as I also have a dog who needs walking etc. I'm missing my home and doing things without thinking or having to ask for help. Didn't want to get up this morning, very poor sleep(can't get comfortable & discomfort ) , don't feel like aging (but know I need to).
i know depression, low mood normal but it's still hard to come to terms with and that this isn't going to a quick process.
i worrying about work(sickness reviews etc)
worry how long I'll be with limited mobility
then there's the guilt for being down in the dumps and impact of those around and the guilt that at end of day it's something that will heal and isn't life threatening.
id love to hear from anyone who has had a Tri Malleolar fracture/ break and your experiences.
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