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June 9th I slipped climbing a gate, heard a pop as I landed and discovered in A&E that I had broken the top of my shin and the bottom of my knee cap. They operated four days later to pin and plate it back together and after ten days in hospital I have come home to my daughter’s house as I can’t do stairs due to the angle of my splint.

I have told I will be non weight bearing for at least six weeks and won’t be driving for at least three months. I usually live alone with my dogs, hens and ponies so obviously I am completely devastated.

The biggest problem I have at the moment is finding a comfortable position. I don’t want to spend all day in bed but find sitting very painful as it seems to pull on my leg. Anyone got any suggestions?

(I am 53 and in the UK)