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  1. #11
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    Ouch!! No advice but heaps of sympathy.

    I hope you're able to get one of those braces and are up and moving (as well as possible, of course!) really soon.

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  2. #12
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    My friend badly broke her ankle and was in a brace for over 12 weeks in a house with stairs and with twins who were under 2. It was really hard for her. Basically she couldn't be alone to care for the twins, she needed someone to help her. She got through it though and was very thankful to be out the other side of the leg brace nonsense!

    Things to try:
    - playing on the bed (a queen sized or bigger so he doesn't jump on your sore leg)
    - sitting in a recliner in the lounge area and letting him sit on your lap or play near you - maybe set up a child's table next to you so you can do playdough together or something like that (if he's not too young for that)
    - being involved where you can such as feeding him or at least sitting next to him while he eats (if you are doing BLW)

    You won't be able to change nappies, do bathtime, put him in/out of the cot, so it will be hard, but be as patient as you can and expect he'll find it a bit hard too ... but soon you'll be back to normal and the more rest you have the quicker it will be!

  3. #13
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    Hey Albert - I've hot a story for you but not sure you want to hear it! I tripped in April, and broke my tibia and shattered my fibula (compounding spiral fracture).

    I had surgery 8 days later and had 2 plates & 16 screws put in. I was out of bed with crutches 2 days post surgery and home 12 days after my fall. I had a back slab for 2 weeks, then once the stitches came out I was in a cast for what should have been 6 weeks. I had the cast removed after 3 weeks because of swelling. That was replaced 2 weeks later with a moon boot because of swelling again.

    Sadly, I've only started full weightbearing in the last 2 weeks I've had to completely rely on everyone to do everything for me and my 2 boys (18mths and 3 1/2). I arranged a wheelchair at home so I could do simple things like breakfast after the cast came off, and so I could at least pick up and carry DS2. It's been a really hard slog, but I'm seeing a physio twice weekly and I'm starting to see improvements.

    I really hope you have done less damage than me, but feel free to pm me if you want to talk!!

    Good luck! And don't say no to the painkillers!!

  4. #14
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    There were times I couldn't even walk but I made sure when I was awake sitting on the couch that someone brought me my baby to give his bottles. Everyone knew it was my "job" and tried to take over that. You may find some things you can do and make them yours! If he is good in the bath maybe you can be there to watch him. Be the one to feed him maybe. Just find things you can do and just doing those few things and knowing they are "your jobs" helps with the loss of control and feeling like a lazy bum! I felt so lazy watching everyone but knew I couldn't help but still felt lazy!
    Set "rules" as well so everyone knows their roles and there is no confusion or stepping on toes!


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