I broke my leg on Dec. 27, 2009 as a result of a snowtubing accident (yes, it is possible; excessive ice, etc.). I dislocated my ankle and broke my leg in five places; spiral fractures are pretty bad, too. Surgery was required and I now have a metal plate and fifteen screws in there. I am dealing with drop foot, but a device from dynasplint is helping with the dorsiflexion (ability to raise the ankle upwards).
It is my right leg, and I have switched to playing the kick with my left leg. At church, I use electronic drums and moved the kick to the left and have the hi hat set so the main zone is closed HH and the rim zone is open HH. I have really increased my power with the left leg, which was badly needed anyway. But the right leg is not the same.
Anyway, have any of you dealt with this type of injury? It has been eight months, and I still use a cane and limp quite a bit. I have tried to use the right leg on the kick, but it is a little painful and I don't have the range of motion I once had. Playing still brings me joy, I just have to adjust a little.
Any advice is appreciated. I went to PT for 24 sessions (all that is allowed by insurance) and will have the dynasplint until Sept. 1. The past eight months have been horrible, but I can at least walk some now. If you have a success story, let's hear it. Thanks for listening!
The older I get, the simpler I play.