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September 29th, 2007

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12:51 am
hey everyone~
the community looks kind of dead, but i figured i'd give it a shot...
last week, i fell down a hill while doing laundry on my college campus and i fractured my right tib/fib and had to have a rod+2 pins surgically placed into my leg. it was crazy, my foot was almost at a 90 degree angle to the right after i broke it, i don't know how i managed to look at it. i had a 110/80 blood pressure in the ambulance. it was the most surreal experience of my life.
anyway, i've been stuck at home, and this is really ruining my senior year of college. i was hoping there was an lj community for this sort of thing, because it's so hard to comprehend and i'm having a really hard time dealing with not only the severity of my injury, but all the pain and how hard it is for me to do anything.

anyway, i'd like to hear some other people's broken leg stories, so share them! i know it's only been a week since my injury, but i'm so over this whole thing. all i want to do is like, walk around a mall and move back into my dorm (i can't, the bathroom's on the second floor and would be impossible for me to get to while in a wheelchair.) i've been hearing a lot of really sad stories and i just want to hear some hopeful news, i guess.

thanks in advance :)

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Date:September 29th, 2007 11:39 am (UTC)
It gets better, it just takes a while.
I learned to knit while my leg was broken.
Do not let your orthopaedist tell you that you don't need physical therapy when you're healed. Make sure you insist on it.
And as a friend said to me, who had broken his leg the year before, "New-to-you porn is better than the stuff you have under the bed."
I don't know if that's your style, but you can take it to mean that new experiences (books, CDs, DVDs, whatever) are going to be more helpful than th stuff you have on the shelf.

Good luck!

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