"My riding accident"
About: Eastern and Coastal Kent PCT / Community physiotherapy Eastern and Coastal Kent PCT Community physiotherapy Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital Margate CT9 4AN
Posted by jazmin15 (as ),
I had a bad riding accident in July 2008 which I broke my leg and ankle, nerve damage on ankle with the loss of feeling in 3 toes, plus back trouble.
I had screws put into the ankle then had a cast put on. I had to have that removed as my leg got infected from a gash from the accident, had a window put in so i could change the dressing on the leg. After 6 weeks the cast came off leg I had another x-ray and my leg was still broken.
The consultant said they could do no more.
The second consultant said they would fix it by putting a rod in then they changed their mind and told me to walk on it... Very painful, by this time I was feed up with the service and having to keep going back to them.
They then took the screws out of the ankle in Oct 08 and I couldn't walk at all, I was in constant pain with no help at all!
Went back to them to sort it out as by then I lost my job, horses and felt like killing myself...
Then I told the consultant that I wanted another consultant to see me.
Under the third consultant, so far I have had keyhole surgery to get rid of the scar tissue damage. I had a heart attack from the stress of it all and I’m now on tablets for it. I am now waiting to have some sort of operation to fix it.
I phoned again today and told I will have to wait 6 months before I will be seen again due to being on heart tablets!
This is a list of what’s wrong with me now starting with my ankle:
Ankle not set right can not walk properly on it
*Leg not healed properly
*Pins and needles in leg
*Muscle weakness as well
*Nerve damage still
*Ligament damage from not walking properly.
*Both hips and pelvic floor have rotated.
*Severe pains in my back going up into shoulder and my neck.
My good leg is taking the strain of it all and I’m having muscle problems too. I did have physio but not until 10 weeks of not walking