Fibula Spiral Fracture
Took a bad fall last night off of concrete porch.
Incredible pain. Xray showed spiral fracture in fibula and severe sprain in right ankle. Actually, both ankles are pretty bad. They put fracture in a splint from knee to toe and wrapped the other ankle in a heavy bandage.
They sent me home with super strength vicodine, crutches, and told me not to put any weight on the splinted leg for six to eight weeks.
Took a cab home and fell again trying to use the crutches.
There is so much pain in right foot, that I have to use the broken leg to move at all – like going to the bathroom.
I live alone and can not call on anyone to help me. If I put weight on the fractured leg, not too much because the pain is unbearable, will I lose any function in my leg? Also, did the emergency room put the splint on as a temporary measure and I am supposed to get a cast from my regular HMO? I’m trying to figure hout if I can see my regular doctor on Monday since I don’t think I can get down the stairs to my car.
Im using my mother’s walker that I keep here to move around because I’m afraid I’ll kill myself on those crutches.This is the second major fall I’ve had in two weeks.
Im 58. Can you suggest anything….. Thank you so much..and I apologize for going on too long, but I’m kind limited to resources right now.