One week ago I slid and fell off a trailer tailgate. I could see the bone buldging through the skin but thank goodness it didn't come through. I have a tibial shaft spiral fracture and my proximal fibua broke in several places. I had a rod and screws put into my tibia this past Saturday and nothing was done to the fibula as the dr. says it will heal on its own. This isn't something that you are ever prepared for. i can't put weight on my broke leg for six weeks, then it could take up to 12 weeks to fully put weight on it. I was able to take off work for 12 weeks with pay thank goodness. My job could possibly be terminated if I Haven't returned in this time period. I spent three nights in the hospital and now I'm home. I can no longer sleep in my bed because its too high off the floor. I sleep in my sons bed, he no longer lives at home. I dont know how I will survive like this for 5 more weeks. I cannot sleep and live in pain. I use a lot of ice and I try to convince myself it helping but its really not, it does keep the swelling down and thats a plus. I was gonna be all big and not take hardly any pain meds. Now Im taking them as the dr. ordered and I feel like a failure because I need them. I also fear addiction. I would give anything to get a good nights sleep :) I have restless leg syndrome really bad but control it pretty well with medication. Now on top of all of this I feel my leg and foot contracting and feels like Im trying to get cramps. This is getting more difficult by the day and I thought it would be getting a little easier at this point. Im fortunate to have a good husband and mother who are caring for me, although Im trying to be as independent as I can. There is only so many movies and books to read. I spend a lot of time online but thats getting boring to. Im glad I found this project and can share this pain with others who understand. I thought my situation was bad but its nothing compared to that of others. Just wanted to say hello to everyone and hope that we can be of help to each other. Does anyone else fear getting addicted to their pain meds? Does anyone have cramping in there broken leg and foot, if so what helps with it?