Thank you and you are right everything can change in an instant! My Grandma always used to say if you can stay away from the doctors the better off you will be and she lived to be 104. However sometimes we have no choice in the matter!
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I never realized before how independent I was. Now I have to have someone do something so simple as change a light bulb! I used to be such an independent person….I could do it all myself! Now I have to have someone even mow my yard. The thing that hurts the most like you said is not being able to do things with my grandkids…..I used to be totally involved with them….now they look at me like they don't know what is going on. I have a little autistic Grandson who I was very close with and I know he doesn't understand as he's told he cannot run to me and put his arms up for me to hold him like I used to. I don't mean to sound like I'm feeling sorry for myself…..hopefully I can get back to somewhat normalcy once I have the hardware out but I will always have one leg shorter than the other that throws my balance off. It's been so nice chatting with you and (maybe a little venting)! Thank you
I had a similar experience….I tripped on a rug and broke my femur about a year ago and had a rod put in. I have always had pain where the break is but the doctor says it is healing. I have a screw sticking out into my muscle and he says that is what is causing the pain but it is designed that way also the injured leg is over 1/2 inch shorter so I have to have a lift in my shoe. The last time I was back to him he said he wants to do a hip replacement in the same leg and I am resisting it. Before I broke my leg I was running through the sprinklers with my grandkids and the x-rays show just moderate arthritis in my hip. I think they are trying to cover up something. My question to you is why you haven't sued them?
Thank you for replying. That must have been so hard being a teenager and dealing with all that! I have spoken with two other people that have had a broken leg and had to have a rod put in and all the stuff that goes with it and neither has pain or a leg discrepancy so I don't know what to think! Have a good Labor Day weekend!
I am 68 years old and had a femur fracture right under my right hip about a year ago and have had a rod put in and pinned at the hip. Something isn't right….I am having a lot of pain if I move or try to do anything. The x-ray had showed the side screw or blade was sticking out about a half an inch and my surgeon said that is what is causing the pain but still does not want to remove the hardware for another 6 months. I also have a leg discrepancy of at least a half an inch which he says is normal so I have to have a lift in my right shoe. No more sandals, dancing, mowing my own yard or running through the sprinkler with my grandkids! Just wondering if anyone else has had the same problem?