Monday, February 27, 2012

September and the " freak accident"

Me in the hospital after my bones were set. Notice my wrapped legs. lol... I am doing an exercise to keep from getting Pneumonia. And am HATING using bedpans.
After surgery. I have the external fixator in my leg. Holes drilled into six places in my bones. Not fun and psychologically disturbing.
You can sort of see where the rods are drilled into my bone.
Cody took this just as the swelling in my left leg started in the ER. The picture below is my right foot in the ER before anything was set. Hurt like Hades. Can you tell?

Aren't you glad I posted the pictures Cody took in the ER? In September, I was on my way to get a diet coke when a step that is against building codes nearly killed me. I lay on the ground with my diet coke dreams on hold and a dislocated right ankle and four serious breaks in my leg. The left leg was sprained badly. 911 was called and they took my sorry butt to the ER. I had two surgeries two weeks apart to get things organized. This was the joy of my September.


The Andreasens said...

ohhhh Laura! I had no idea it was so bad! that picture in the ER may have been the most disturbing photo of my life, but thanks for posting it lol.

Mamma Meg said...

I nearly cried out in pain when I saw that first picture of your ankle! So, who are you suing...cuz I think somebody deserves to pay. I cannot imagine going through this. As for the diet coke...have you ever heard the story about when I ran my brother Joe over? Yes, the handicapped, can barely walk, partially paralyzed one. Oh, and I also drug him a bit after knocking him to the ground. Anyway, as soon as I figured out what had happened, I jumped out of my car, used my super-human strength to pull him up, and as soon as he could talk again he said, "Dude, where's my pop." See, some people (like you and Joe) know what's more important than pain.