I am going to (as soon as I can; probably at work tonight!) put a link up on this site which I was just describing to my husband...it's of a young woman...prob 20's, who was in a jumping accident where her horse fell on her, LITERALLY SHATTERED her pelvis (similar to the description of the area of your femur) and broke her collar bone, other various injuries...
The fascinating thing is that, much like in your situation, she too, lived--though could NOT HAVE for many different reasons...if things had gone just slightly another direction, etc...!
Anyhow, she has three videos posted...the first shows her riding a lovely jumping round, ending with the accident in slow-mo as you see her horse land atop her and crush her.
The second link is the 4D radiograph of her actual pelvis with all fractures and pieces everywhere. Later in that video is her pelvis following the pinning, and you can see all the rods/clips/screws, etc...(including one large rod that ran through her whole pelvis, one side to the other, bolted OUTSIDE of both her R and L hip...) She was in bed for 4 months with these in place and then had another 4 months of daily PT...
The third video is of her FIRST WALK/TROT ride back! Miraculous that he can walk, but to be riding? And apparently now she is BACK TO JUMPING, & is entered into some competition called "C&T" (You hardcore jumpers should know it...I believe she lives in Mass. and it's a rather large competition...)
Point being...with the PT/care you are getting now and will get in the future, there is LITERALLY nothing stopping you from getting right back to where you were it better(!) as long as you stay patient, as TOTALLY HARD AND MINDBLOWING as that must feel...stay positive(!!!) which you are very OBVIOUSLY GREAT AT(!), & keep your eye on the prize daily...whatever "the prize" is for YOU, PERSONALLY! If it is to walk unassisted, to regain strength that you lost PLUS MORE, to ride again as soon as you are permitted...to DRIVE AGAIN WITHOUT FEAR--that could be a big one!--whatever it is, you can do it!
You are unquestionably phenomenally strong, blessed, and supported by many "real life" as well as online community folks...You WILL, just like this girl in the VIDS(which I will post!) do AMAZING THINGS AND RECOVER FULLY!!
We're ALL BELIEVING IN AND PRAYING FOR YOU!
Many cyber hugs!!! B2H ;0)
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