[quote="Darcy"]Okay so I feel a bit bad posting here as I keep vanishing. I still visit every day and log in my notebook - I'm just not so good at posting consistently.
Anyway. I broke my ankle. I broke it at training: someone hit me and I fell badly. I wish that wasn't the case though as it just confirms everyones stereotypes of derby as violent and dangerous
I live alone and spend my life training and rushing between different jobs/people/places. I now need someone to come help me just to get down/up my stairs which means I can't go or leave anywhere without help. And most places I can't go anyway due to being awkward environments for a broken and still very painful ankle. I can't even carry a cup of tea! This has been really really hard and I have pretty much spent the last ten days crying.
I know I need to pull myself together! I bought a punch bag and some free weights so should start doing some exercise in my flat.
I was wondering if anyone has any:
1) tips for good exercises to do with a broken ankle
2) tips for staying sane during such an injury!
Reading old derby posts and wondered how your ankle is and if you were able to return to skating/derby playing eventually. I'm with a newer league in the states (Illinois) that's just over a year old, and I've seen three people break their ankle at practice. I love playing, but the injuries do concern me in terms of the impact on everyday activities while recovering (how would I get to work, etc.). Just wondered what your experience has been like!