Reading back over this thread I see that you talk about a spinal fracture and a fall in the bathroom. You certainly are in the wars this year. You asked me how long the healing process took and I am almost too afraid to tell you . In 2004 when I first fell and crushed my T7 I was in agony for weeks. Not only did I have an undiagnosed fracture/crush injury but I had also hit my hip and I was sore all over it seemed. I didn't have any time in hospital but Ian hired a wheelchair for a couple of weeks to get me around and I don't think I got out of my dressing gown for all of that time either.
In general, as Jo has said, it takes about 6 weeks for a fracture to heal. Ian has Multiple Myeloma, a bone marrow cancer which causes bones to become brittle, and he has had one spinal fracture which took about 6 weeks. He is very careful now but even so as you know it is easy to damage yourself when things are going wrong anyway.
At first I was advised to get some Physiotherapy as soon as I felt able, but because of the crush I think that was probably the wrong advice.
At last after 6 months I asked my GP for advice and by then she said the only thing was Physio so I started that again.
I went to a sports Physio, because they are experts in all sorts of fall injuries, and he started me on Pilates type exercises which strengthen your core muscles. After a few sessions with him I tried joining a Pilates group near home but I found that was too much for me.
Remember with Sclero we have reduced exercise capacity anyway. The best thing I did was to join a Women's Fitness centre based on a circuit where you spend only 30seconds on each machine. At first I couldn't believe that such a short time could do any good but I found that after a good number of circuits the therapy did do a lot of good. I went there for a couple of years twice a week until I found even that was too much for me. I spent so much time sleeping after I got home that I decided it was easier to stop.
I have noticed the difference now in my stamina, and in my muscle tone but I am really not able to start that lark again so I am back to having to rest often and lie down for 30mins or so when my back gets too tired and sore.
It is hard to tell what is causing the most grief for us, the injury or the effects of Sclero and our meds. In my case, because I am quite a lot older than most of you others I just accept my limitations and get on with enjoying what I can do and try not to even think too much about what I can't do. Fortunately, unlike lots of ladies my age, I don't have a weight problem unless you call being too skinny a problem, so I like to think that must help.
You have my sympathy and very best wishes that you will improve.