Recovering from a bad motorcycle accident, have a few questions about mental health and other things
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I decided to post here, hoping to find people that can relate to where I am and what I'm going through. I really feel like I need some support during my recovery process.
Anyways, I was in a bad motorcycle accident, and have a right femur fracture, left tibial plateau fracture, and 2 lower spine fractures. I had a plate and screws put in my right hip to fix the femur fracture. The doctors originally missed the tibial plateau fracture and had me walking on it, so 3 weeks after my femur surgery, they finally fixed my knee with more plates and screws. Now I am non weight bearing on both legs for 12 weeks and have to wear a back brace whenever I'm sitting up.
So now I'm on the long road to recovery. I've never had problems with depression or anxiety, but lately it's been very hard to remain positive and not feel completely hopeless. I go through mood swings throughout the day and it's been very difficult. I feel like I'm not gaining any progress from my exercises with physical therapy, my knee still has terrible pain and nothing seems to be getting better... The doctors say I'm young and should recover fully. I'm 29, so not really THAT young, but I'm hoping I can recover and not lose too much mobility...
How long does recovering from something like this take? After 12 weeks are up, I'm not even sure how long it's going to take to start walking again. Will it be years before I'm back to normal? Will I be able to run and swim again? I think it's just scary to me because I have no idea if I can ever move normally again or if in the future I'll have problems with my knee and hip...
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