Tibia Plateau fracture - Days away from 1 year - Feel like I’m 80

Posted by lrobertsmi @lrobertsmi, Jul 6, 2019

Tibia plateau fracture on July 9th 2018 with compartment syndrome and infection. Caused by full dresser motorcycle going over on my right leg. Fasciotomy on both sides of the leg. 31 days in the hospital and 9 surgeries. Most of that due to the infection I caught in the hospital I believe. I to this day still take antibiotics daily which they said I would need to do for a year as a precaution. Been living with 2 large plates and numerous screws. I still have knee pain. Sometimes I even have pain down the middle deep inside my leg and it was not even fractured there. Guess that might be from all the scrapping they kept going back and doing from the infection on the left side. I am so tired of feeling like I am 80. I was outside trying to mow the lawn today and got 80% done and felt like I was going to collapse. it’s stiff in the morning and by night it’s usually soar. I still use ice around it still a year later about every other day. Crossing my leg while sitting is very stiff and can be painful at times. I don’t know if it’s the hardware or the leg itself. Not sure what to do. Just really tired of not being able to walk a long distance or even mow my lawn. Every time I would go back to the surgeon it would be the same thing… “looks good, let’s visit the discussion on the plates and screws later.” So tired of it that I stopped going. I was paying him way too much money to keep telling me the same thing. I refuse to take any pain killers with the exception of something like ibuprofen and ice does work when the knee swells. I just want a straight answer on if it’s the screws and plates or is my knee just jacked up now and this as good as it gets. I can live with whatever the answer is, I just would really like a straight answer. Has anyone else been through this and has continued pain long after?

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Oh my goodness! I am so sorry you have gone through such a traumatic accident. If the scarring bothers you Mederma is great. I hope you recover peacefully. 🙂 I have an rare autoimmune neurological – neuromuscular disorder called Stiff Person Syndrome. It's a 1 in 1 Million Disease with no cure. I loved working out all the time. I live in a small country town with and we have hops growing all over! Our town grows hops for Coors and Bud Light. So almost two years ago, I thought I could run on the treadmill (well, speed walk) my walking speed is 5.5. I thought I was doing pretty good. My treadmill is in front of my bedroom window. Well, my brain gets confused sometimes. That day I regret so much. I planned to push the incline to 10 and I pushed the wrong button. I pushed the the speed button. Ugh!! I held on to the handles and up with my hathe only thing behind me is my big window. I held on to the arm handles trying to figure out how to pull myself up and grab the emergency lace while my mouth. Yeah, sounds crazy, but true. I ended up with 1st degree burns and my legs and both legs were ugly and hurt like heck! Well, my illness causes movement disorders and I was having an attack. Medics showed up right as I was going through a full body episode. I am barely getting used to the scars on my knees and half way around each leg; down to the bone. I thought that was bad. It was nothing compared to you. I really hope you recover in peace. I apologize…I am on my pain meds and I way . Get well soon! 😉

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Oh my goodness! I am so sorry you have gone through such a traumatic accident. If the scarring bothers you Mederma is great. I hope you recover peacefully. 🙂 I have an rare autoimmune neurological – neuromuscular disorder called Stiff Person Syndrome. It's a 1 in 1 Million Disease with no cure. I loved working out all the time. I live in a small country town with and we have hops growing all over! Our town grows hops for Coors and Bud Light. So almost two years ago, I thought I could run on the treadmill (well, speed walk) my walking speed is 5.5. I thought I was doing pretty good. My treadmill is in front of my bedroom window. Well, my brain gets confused sometimes. That day I regret so much. I planned to push the incline to 10 and I pushed the wrong button. I pushed the the speed button. Ugh!! I held on to the handles and up with my hathe only thing behind me is my big window. I held on to the arm handles trying to figure out how to pull myself up and grab the emergency lace while my mouth. Yeah, sounds crazy, but true. I ended up with 1st degree burns and my legs and both legs were ugly and hurt like heck! Well, my illness causes movement disorders and I was having an attack. Medics showed up right as I was going through a full body episode. I am barely getting used to the scars on my knees and half way around each leg; down to the bone. I thought that was bad. It was nothing compared to you. I really hope you recover in peace. I apologize…I am on my pain meds and I way . Get well soon! 😉

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WOW! Now that is one I have not heard before or would have ever guessed. I am glad your ok and recovering. The scares don’t bother me. I have been riding motorcycles since I was 17 and 48 now so those to me are nothing more than badges of honor to me 😂 I am back on the horse (My Harley Ultra Glide) riding again which strangely does not bother my knee. I guess it’s because I am sitting and it’s the right which I only use for braking. I thought the weight of the bike might be an issue, but my strength in the leg for that type of balance and all is back. It’s hard to explain what sets it’s off. I refuse to let this or anything else stop me from what I love so much in life so I have pushed myself since it was time for recovery. I just can’t seem to get past this remaining pain though. I have a feeling it’s something I am just going to need to live with the rest of my life. Just wish I knew for sure or for that matter if it’s due to all the foreign objects in my leg. Take care of yourself and get better! Easy on the pain meds – those can come back to haunt you 👍

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Welcome to Connect, @lrobertsmi I am so sorry for what you have gone through, what a horrible accident. You are a young person so I hope you can get a full resolution on this and find some relief.
I wish I could say more but I have never been through anything like that, and I doubt that many people have. I just wanted to express my concern and hopes that you do get some help.
JK

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