Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

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My older son has badly sprained his ankle. Not good timing during the school holidays.

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Poor kid had a soccer injury incident at camp – where he was booked to attend every day this week. He was in a lot of pain and ended up having to have x-rays. ER doctor said it may be fractured, but they couldn’t see anything. He does have a lot of swelling and that indicates either a fracture, or a serious sprain/injury, which could take weeks to heal.

So he will not be going to camp the rest of the week, and was given crutches to walk around on. He has to rest it, elevate it and have ice on it. If the swelling hasn’t gone down in 4 days, he has to go back to the hospital.

My son is not a kid that can sit down and ‘rest’. He is a very active, social kid, who was labelled by a teacher as potentially ADHD when he was younger. That’s why he wants to be booked into camp during the school holidays, so he’s doing fun activities he loves, and is not bored at home.

I know this next few days is not going to be fun. For him, which is sad – because he is in pain, his school holidays are messed up. Not nice, at all. And not fun for me. This plus all the 12 year old hormones he is experiencing, are not a good combination. I have anxiety just thinking about it. I already find the school holidays hard. And I feel like such a bad mother saying that. But, it’s how it is.


Author: Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

I am a survivor of complex and multiple trauma and abuse, who at the age of 40, began my healing journey. I am using my journey to recovery and healing, to help others, to help survivors feel less alone, validated, encouraged and to enable others to understand themselves more. Complex trauma, particularly from severe, prolonged childhood abuse, is profoundly life changing. Complex trauma produces complex adults. The journey to recovery is a painful, often lonely, emotional daily challenge and it is my aim to encourage others in their daily battle. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

One thought on “My older son has badly sprained his ankle. Not good timing during the school holidays.

  1. Oh goodness! Prayers of healing for him and patience for you! God bless!