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So just over 2 and a half years ago I broke my left femur right in the middle. I had a metal rod and three screws put in place and they've been there ever since. However it has be causing a lot of pain ever since I got it. But since being diagnosed with glandular fever in December 2015 I've struggled a lot with fatigue, and when I'm tired my leg hurts more. So basically, my leg had been getting more painful (and weaker due to extreme fatigue) so I spoke to my gp who thought I had tendinitis and referred me to a physiotherapist. My physio discovered a hole in my muscle and decided my muscles were weak and tight and that was causing some/all of the pain but wanted me to see a consultant too to be certain it wasn't the metal work causing pain too. So I saw the consultant and he took x-rays and concluded that the rid might be causing pain and that my knee is unstable. So I'm having the rod removed next week and I'm terrified. Has anyone been through the operation whilst ill?
How long roughly will I take to recover?
Will I need to hire a wheelchair? Or will crutches be OK?
Just any information would be incredible. Thank you. Also I'm a 19year old so everyone always said I'd recover quickly
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