I Broke My Leg

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    Deborah Sextonposted 9 years ago

    Three days ago I fell from a ladder and broke my left Fibula at the top near my knee.
    The Fibula is the slim bone that runs from the top of the left calf to the ankle.

    I am in much pain. sad

    1. Jane@CM profile image60
      Jane@CMposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Ouch!  You poor girl!  I hope you have someone at home to pamper & take care of you!!!  Rest & get better.

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        Deborah Sextonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you.
        Yes my husband and son are over doing it big_smile

        1. Jane@CM profile image60
          Jane@CMposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Good, I'm glad you have them to take care of you.  When they over do it, tell them its time for a nap smile

    2. flounderingsahm profile image68
      flounderingsahmposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hope you feel better soon!  Just think, more time hubbin'!  :-)

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        Deborah Sextonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you.
        When I'm "Hubbin" I try to cross my legs..ouch

    3. leeberttea profile image54
      leebertteaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Damn! That sucks! Fell better soon!

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        Deborah Sextonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you.
        Yes. it does suck.Big cast and I can't scratch my leg very wll.
        The pain is intense too.

        1. leeberttea profile image54
          leebertteaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          A friend did the same thing. Snapped his led in half and had to have a steel rod hammered through the marrow with screws in his ankle and just under his knee. Moths later the screw caused an infection and he had to have surgery. I hope you heal well and quickly.

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            Deborah Sextonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Oh goody, something possibly to look forward to.

    4. ceciliabeltran profile image67
      ceciliabeltranposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry to hear your Hod is compromised. Too much routine maybe. Get well!

  2. Cagsil profile image78
    Cagsilposted 9 years ago

    Sorry to hear that Deborah. hmm

    Hopefully, you've been given great things to help with the pain. lol

    Positive thoughts on speed healing. wink

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      Deborah Sextonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Cagsil
      Too bad for me, I don't take pain pills
      Taking Gabapentin..not working so much

  3. Misha profile image65
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Poor girl... I hope you'll get better soon smile

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      Deborah Sextonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Misha, I AM a poor girl.
      I bet you give big, warm hugs.

      1. Misha profile image65
        Mishaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I would, but I am sorta cautious about your hubby smile

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          Deborah Sextonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          **********************
          My husband is protective but not jealous.

          He doesn't mind if your picture hugs my picture.

          1. Misha profile image65
            Mishaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            LOL Then I definitely do smile

  4. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 9 years ago

    I'm sorry, Deborah.  I've never had that misfortune, though I did break an arm as a child.  I sure hope yours heals as well as my arm did, and that the hurt goes away soon for you.  sad

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      Deborah Sextonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      _____________________________
      Thank you very much.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 9 years ago

    JHC.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      ?????????????

  6. earnestshub profile image85
    earnestshubposted 9 years ago

    Oh Deborah! Been there with a tibia. Plaster above the knee for 7 months. I was young like you and healed great!

    My loving wife and kids (young at the time) spoilt me wonderfully.

    I found good friends, family and conversation to work best as a pain killer. I didn't take pain killers either. I guess as a nurse you know they are usually nasty things!

    I know it is all about time passing, so I wish you a normal recovery!
    Big warm hugs from me and a big sloppy kiss from the twins!

    Put that big brain of yours to work on reducing the pain a bit!
    I started my most successful business with my left leg in plaster! Good stuff happens in strange ways sometimes if ya keep smilin! smile smile smile

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      Deborah Sextonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Earnest.
      I am feeling better.
      I know you have been through a lot. Breaking your Tibia is a lot worse than my Fibula yet you still have compassion for me.
      You have a very kind heart.

      Hugs and kisses to you and your family

  7. jennshealthstore profile image92
    jennshealthstoreposted 9 years ago

    That must suck! I hope you feel better! : )

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      Deborah Sextonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you

  8. Pearldiver profile image78
    Pearldiverposted 9 years ago

    Bugger.. I've heard the Ladder of Success is like that! yikes
    Sometimes you kick - sometimes you break your kicker!
    I hope you sent the ladder away for adoption!
    Sorry to hear about your accident.
    But.. what's really 6 weeks in an itchy cast?
    Wow... Now that you have a break, you can rest and can be waited on Hand and Foot (and Cast) smile

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      Deborah Sextonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      ******

      Thanks.

      Since I'm a Nurse it's hard for me to let people wait on me.

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    Will Bensonposted 9 years ago

    Deborah Sexton wrote:

    "Three days ago I fell from a ladder and broke my left Fibula at the top near my knee...I am in much pain."

    Deborah -
    I'm sorry that you had a mishap and I'm sure the pain is serious. I once put a spike nearly through my foot and it was also quite painful. The lady next door told me to apply some scotch whiskey to the wound. She even brought the scotch.

    After treating the wound topically for a few days -- and seeing no results -- I decided that the medication might work better if taken internally. It did turn out to be much more effective that way.

    Glad it wasn't more serious...heal quickly.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

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      Ouch. I am sorry about that. Hope you recovered well.

      I have been off work long enough. I want to go back.

  10. donotfear profile image87
    donotfearposted 9 years ago

    Deborah!!!!  No....I can't believe you broke your leg. I'm so sorry. Just keep moving as much as possible. I'm sending well wishes your way.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

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      Thank you, lovely lady (inside and out).

  11. earnestshub profile image85
    earnestshubposted 9 years ago

    Deborah, just to lighten things up, when I rang my brother-inlaw to tell him I had broken my leg, his reply was
    "I hope it wasn't a back leg!" smile

    1. the clean life profile image75
      the clean lifeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry to hear about your broken leg Deborah. Rest up and I hope you get better real soon. Have the family wait on you which I am sure they are doing.
      Get well wishes for you and keep writing those excellent Hubs. smile

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        Deborah Sextonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        ***************

        Thank you
        Also for your kind words about my hubs.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hummmm  Funny!
      Back leg? I will have to think on this.
      Hummmm

  12. NaomiR profile image84
    NaomiRposted 9 years ago

    Yikes! As someone who is currently recovering from a broken leg (I broke my fibula in April), I know EXACTLY what you're going through. Don't be afraid to ask for help. I don't like asking for it either, but well, you'll need it. You'll be surprised by how quickly you adjust. I was unable to use crutches, so I've been in a wheelchair, but I've gotten very good at lifting myself in and out of things.

    I know it probably seems like a nightmare now, but I finally got back up on my feet two days ago. It felt really weird, but didn't hurt too much. You will feel better and you WILL walk again. Sending my best and healing vibes.

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      Deborah Sextonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you very much.
      I am sorry you broke your bone.
      It does hurt, and my leg was really swollen.

      I can't use crutches either.
      Thank you for the healing. Please keep sending.

  13. NaomiR profile image84
    NaomiRposted 9 years ago

    P.S. Use this time to write a lot of hubs -- I've written about 50 in the past couple of months!

  14. NaomiR profile image84
    NaomiRposted 9 years ago

    Do you have an office chair with wheels? This is what I've been using to get around the apt. and then I use a wheelchair outside. But I like the office chair becuause it's less bulky for indoors and I can get around by myself and clean and almost feel normal.

 
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