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Ice Skating Accident

Posted by Anna Dimaano on July 15, 2016 at 4:50am 4 Comments

Broken femur after a bad fall on the ice. Seven weeks post op now. How long will it take for pain and swelling to subside?

Motor cycle accident

Posted by Pat on April 8, 2016 at 9:33am 8 Comments

So it's been 7 months since my accident my femur was broken my tibia and fibula the were both broken in 3 places each as well as my ankle at the time I had to prepare myself to wake up without the leg and after surgery I had complications and got compartment syndrome, my leg was swollen to the point where it was larger in diameter than my chest.after a few agonising hrs I faced the fact that I may loose it still and had to have another operation fortunately the operation went well but it wasn't… Continue

Broken tibia, torn meniscus

Posted by Julie on April 2, 2016 at 10:21pm 0 Comments

Hello everyone.  I am a month into what will be at least a 2 month process on crutches.  I spilled a little bit of water in my kitchen in late February and didn't wipe it up right away and forgot about it.  I later walked back into the kitchen, walking fast, and hit that tiny bit of water and slipped, twisted and fell down with my left leg bent underneath me.  Last summer I fell outside when some ground gave away on a hill and sprained my outside ligament on my right leg, and this felt the…

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My Cast; Before It Comes Off

Posted by Catherine Oliver on February 22, 2016 at 10:51pm 2 Comments

So in the mess of things I kinda forgot to post pictures of my cast on here. As my cast is coming off today, I thought I'd put some pictures up :)

When I got my cast it was a good experience. I was seen quickly and treated well. My cast is in china blue, I didn't think that I would have the number of options that I did. It was really cool. My cast is a fiberglass cast not porcelain so I only had a half an hour or so to wait before it was hard as a rock. 

I didn't actually…

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Sunday
Anna Dimaano commented on Catherine Oliver's blog post My Cast; Before It Comes Off
"Lovely cast."
Jul 21
Anna Dimaano liked Julie's blog post Broken tibia, torn meniscus
Jul 21
Anna Dimaano commented on Anna Dimaano's blog post Ice Skating Accident
"Hello , Julie . Thanks much for comment . I pray we all heal quickly and completely."
Jul 21
Anna Dimaano commented on Pat's blog post Motor cycle accident
"Hello Pat. I hope you have family and friends helping you through this rough time."
Jul 18
Starr commented on Pat's blog post Motor cycle accident
"Sorry Pat, it so sounds hard :( Happy Birthday next week! I know this is allot to go thru at 22. I'm 46 and its allot to go thru. I have a surgery next week as well, I don't like it at all, it's pretty scary. I felt pretty much like…"
Jul 18
Julie commented on Pat's blog post Motor cycle accident
"I'm sorry you are going through all of this.  Is seeing a counselor an option for you?  It sounds like you're dealing with a lot of anxiety.  How are you caring for a foster child?  Is someone helping you?  I had a…"
Jul 18
Julie commented on Anna Dimaano's blog post Ice Skating Accident
"Hi there.  I am five months post-fall that broke my tibia and tore my meniscus, along with some mini fractures in my knee, and 4 and 1/2 months post-op.  I still have some swelling in my knee area and use a cold pack each night.  And…"
Jul 17
Pat commented on Pat's blog post Motor cycle accident
"My birthday is also next week so I've pretty much spent the entire time of my 22nd year in a bed and alone"
Jul 17
Pat commented on Pat's blog post Motor cycle accident
"I'm now 10 months in and each bone is still broken in one place I'm up to surgery number 7 I'm taking a minimum of 15 tablets a day my liver is slowly being damaged. Op number 7 increased my pain level as they removed screws from the…"
Jul 17
Anna Dimaano commented on Anna Dimaano's blog post Ice Skating Accident
"Wow ! Thanks so much for the comment . You give me hope. Will follow your advice."
Jul 15
Starr commented on Pat's blog post Motor cycle accident
"Heh, Almost the same thing happened to me, I had 3 breaks at once. I got compartment syndrome really bad! Had to kick the wife out of the bedroom so I could have as much space as possible or the walls would come in on me. I was depressed too... but…"
Jul 15
Starr commented on Anna Dimaano's blog post Ice Skating Accident
"Hi, Sorry about your fall. A femur is a large bone to break. Swelling is part of the healing process.. so I would think for about six months it you will have inflammation. I still get inflammation after 7 months. It will not be as bad as it is now…"
Jul 15
Anna Dimaano commented on Debbi's blog post Long road ahead...
"How are you now?"
Jul 15
Anna Dimaano commented on Pat's blog post Motor cycle accident
"Hello , how are you now?"
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Ice Skating Accident

Broken femur after a bad fall on the ice. Seven weeks post op now. How long will it take for pain and swelling to subside?
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