Hi - I had a spiral fracture as well. Mine happend on Nov. 13th and I have been through all of what you are speaking about. I had surgery for metal plates, pins and screws. The pain for the first few weeks after surgery was really bad. I was put in a fiberglass cast 2 weeks after surgery (that's when they removed the staples) The cast was on for 4 weeks (just got if off on Monday). I was on strong meds - much stronger than just advil. Discuss with your doctor or call and try to get a nurse to listen to your pain concerns. I know it hurts now, but I promise it gets better! Day by day, just a slow process that takes time...
Best of luck to you. Feel free to ask any other questions - I completely understand the need to reach out. I found a great friend on here to discuss back and forth with when my situation occured and it really does help