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Pain, depression, isolation

By Anonymous July 31, 2015 - 2:45pm
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I'm so glad I found this site. 40 years ago, my ex husband smashed my ankle with cinder blocks so I couldn't escape him and opt marriage. It happened many times.
Fast forward to today... My ankle has so much damage that I'm facing a fusion. I can't walk or drive, even in a brace, without searing ripping pain. I'm reluctant to take narcotics because I've been clean and sober for 13 years.
So I'm pretty much confined to bed and I'm feeling so scared and alone. I don't have any friends or family closeby.

The ankle surgeon said I'd be completely non- weight bearing for 12 weeks after surgery so I haven't scheduled it yet.
I don't even know what my question is... I'm so isolated and scared. Can you maybe just say hello?

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