Lindsey, Choose your surgeon carefully. Make certain he or she has done a number of these surgeries and can explain what will be done with your fracture. After surgery, you will need someone to take care of you for about a week because you will be in a lot of pain and you will be mostly immobile to protect the fragile surgery. Call on friends, family, church or community groups and accept any help that is offered. The greatest encouragement I can offer is that you will begin feeling better a few days after surgery, and you may be able to function within the second week. Just keep going…it gets better.