You might be someone that is just starting to read my blog and wonder why I am writing about my injury. It's because it was a shock to me when it happened and I didn't know what to expect or what to do. I hope me writing about it can help others that are also shocked by what happens to them and maybe help them to breath and plan towards healing. Or you could know someone that needs a little guidance through the ordeal.
The first few days can be most trying because you are adjusting and you are probably hurting on different degree levels. Just remember that you are going to have off days meaning some days you will be up and others you will be down. You might be uncomfortable with pain or throbbing. You might have too much time to think about your situation. You can’t predict how you are going to feel physically or emotionally from day to day. I've learned that the best thing to do is take one day at a time.
When I first came home from the hospital I was in an unusual good mood. I think the drugs were still working. I felt fine about the whole thing. And then as time went on I started feeling the ups and downs that my situation brings. I was on pain medicine at first. I'm the type of person that only takes them as needed and the pain was not bad. We are not all the same in the pain department.
Before I saw the X-rays I didn’t know where the pins and plates really were even though the doctor said they were on both sides of my ankle. At my first doctor visit I saw the x-rays and where the pins and plate were. I felt better after that. Now I knew why I have pain in certain places. The pain would come sharply and then subside. I never knew when the pain was going to come. It was essential for me to see the x-rays and for my doctor to explain just what is where and what to expect. Not everyone wants to know all the details.