Not all days are good days
I hope so far my posts have been informative and even though I seem like everything is fine, just like you I will have bad days.
These usually come after a nice dream about running and jumping and I wake up and pull back the blanket to go to the toilet and realise I’m missing my leg or on a sunny day when I can’t just pick up my dogs lead and take them for a nice long walk in the hills.
It’s perfectly normal to cry, your life has now dramatically changed. I would talk to someone, anyone, friend or a professional. Personally I don’t like talking to psychiatrists as I’ve found all they can do with their degrees is stare at you and ask you how you feel. But they can’t possibly understand what I’ve gone through; I would have felt more comfortable if they had lost a limb. But whoever it is you choose to talk to is fine, never bottle it up.
Also never think you’re alone, you have me for a start and when I can finally walk again I will be up that mountain with your support.
There are also disabled outdoor activity groups so you can hang around with someone who you know understands what you are going though or have gone through.
I am a very impatient person and want everything yesterday. That’s why even when I have finally got to the point where I have my starter limb, I’m upset because I can’t walk without using the bars for support. But just like with the P.A.M aid, I will get down to two sticks it’s just going to take time. I have to keep reminding myself it has only been 4 months since my accident and I have only been out of hospital for 3 of them, my leg is still very tender and bleeds in places and my right foot still hurts so I do need to start listening to professionals and slow down, but when you have the chance to walk again waved in front of you it’s hard not to run at that goal!