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so it's nearly 6 months after the accident which happened on 21st feb 2017. i cant believe how fast the time has gone - good thing and a bad thing?
i was in an external fixator for 4 months got that removed then was in a cast for 3/4 weeks got that removed - had physio and checkups with the drs etc.
i am so happy that i can do the bit of 'walking' that i can do! it makes such a huge difference. i still get pain constantly but i have a high pain threshold anyway so it doesnt really affect me too much - unless ive done a crazy amount of stuff that day. i dont take little things for granted now such as walking i look at 'normal' people who can walk and i think god you dont know how lucky you are to not be in pain every step you take... and oh GOD showering!! wow, i will never take that for granted i went from day one of the accident to basically 5 months using wet wipes and sponge baths !! it was humiliating and i felt dirty all the time. but now i can finally shower (with a struggle but i do it !!)
i have been trying to walk as much as possible like from the livingroom(where i sleep) to the kitchen and not using wheelchair anymore for around the house which is amazing!
the ankle is still very stiff and painful and i have hidious scaring from the external fix and also the open fracture. it still upsets me to think about what happend but i try to remain possitive in what I HAVE acheived and not what i WAS. because that's frankly, irrelevant now.
a few things this injury has taught me is - my mum is the best support you could ask for!
don't dwell on stuff you cant change - obviously this is easier said than done, but you HAVE to remain somewhat positive or you will get very depressed. i refused to get down about it because it doesnt help it makes you feel so much worse about everything.
think about positives - compensation money - what you will be able to do with it, where you will go what you will see etc
think about from day one of your accident to today - how much have you improved!
i'm not saying any of this has been easy because it bloody hasn't but you have to realise we are lucky to be alive and we need to do the things that make us happy for me thats; walking my dog (i say walking i mean the dogs walk im on the scooter haha) reading/watching films, playing computer games (sims!) food etc
i would love to hear from you and see how you are doing! let me know what your struggles and positives have been, how do you keep busy? any tips for me? i really want to get back into the gym but with this injury i feel its stupid to go to the gym because i cant really do any of it lol other than arm exercises... but i think i found my THING! SWIMMING!! i even bought a new swimdress thing which is adorable. i want to go at least once a week! but the stinky kids are off school and i dont wanna go swimming when their splashing and messing about lol. but anyway thanks for reading my rambles!!
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