I fell on Easter fracturing the tibia and the fibula right above the ankle. I had surgery to stabilize the fractures with a plate on each side of the fracture and screws to hold the plates. Three weeks later, I am in a purple fiberglass cast, and can not bear any weight on this leg. I have crutches, a wheelchair, and a knee scooter to navigate.
I am exhausted combined with the PMR/GCA. As mentioned before, I am also receiving the Actemra IV for the GCA monthly. So, I am reducing the Prednisone because the Actemra has been helping, and for healing of the fracture.
I will not be able to bear weight on this left leg for 4-6 more weeks. Then I will start intensive physical therapy.
My husband has been wonderful, and a friend comes 2-3 times a week in the mornings to help me bathe, dress, and tidy up the house.
I know some of you have mentioned that you have broken limbs, etc. while on the Prednisone, How did your healing of the fracture progress, and did you find any lifestyle changes or activities that helped you cope with all of this.
Just getting in to the car is exhausting, but I continue to go as I need the change of scenery and exercise. Thank you for just being here.