This is a very real and honest account of what chronic illness can do to a person. No matter the severity of our conditions, I think we all tend to "put on a happy face/voice" when asked how we are doing. I applaud Sam for putting it into words. Lydia!
I was recently down about the fact that I need to use my walker to go to the dog park now because of a recent fall. I realized, however, that I needed to park my pride at the door.
Sam gives us a great reality check on what others go through with pain and mobility issues. I hope she is able to go far with her “new legs/wheels”. Her story is definitely worth a read.
It’s nearly 3 years since my left femur snapped in two. Those first two years I can barely remember. It’s a blur of surgery after surgery, hospital stay after hospital stay, recovery after recovery. Actually recovery is probably the wrong word because I haven’t recovered. My left femur is still broken. It’s officially diagnosed as non-union.
A pole holds it together but the two pieces of bone, being compressed together by an interlocking screw at the base of the long rod, rub constantly and cause unrelenting pain.
My right leg has a femur stress fracture and that too is being supported by an internal rod & not healing. That too has aching pain on a daily basis despite a regime of strong pain killers.
My feet also have multiple constant non healing fractures, although amazingly these only really hurt occasionally. It may be the other pain is just greater.
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