Saturday, July 31, 2010

Broken Leg Saga, Day 5 - Saturday...

This sucks. I'm pretty sure the swelling has gone way down. My foot has been up in the air literally 18 hours now. The tingling let me know it's still there and the burning lets me know that bone is still broken. This is really awful. I'm pretty sure I am getting cabin fever. I hope it's not serious.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Broken Leg Saga, Day 3

Went to see the orthopedic surgeon yesterday. He informed me that surgery was necessary. I have a spiral break on my tibial bone, torn ligaments on the inside of my leg by my ankle and bone fragments. I've really outdone myself this time. After surgery (which is Tuesday @ 7:30am in the beautiful and brand spanking new St. Joseph Medical Center) I will be in a cast for at least 5 agonizing weeks. Then gradually I'll start putting weight on my leg. All this means that my pro athletic ambitions are all but shot.

My foot is still really swollen so my instructions are to keep it elevated. Swelling must go down before surgery. In a cruel ironic twist, it's only when I elevate my foot that it becomes a throbbing source of constant pain. Aside from that, the pain has been very minimal. Either that or my threshold for pain is near god like.

Pics of swollenness:


Tuesday, July 27, 2010


I remember thinking, yeah, I can split these defenders.  That's when I stepped on the ball and fell, heard the breaking and tearing noise.  My right foot rolled over the ball instead of sliding off of it and my left leg got caught underneath my body.  I've never had an injury serious enough to warrant a trip to the ER, but I knew right away this would be one of those.  When I rolled over to take a gander, I could tell right away my foot shouldn't have been pointing that way.  It wasn't puke up dinner turned around, but it was definitely turned more than it should have.  I rotated it and got it looking aligned again.  I'll save you your lunch and spare anymore details.

Turns out I not only broke it along the outside right above the ankle, but I also tore ligaments on the inside.  Surgery.  No picnic.  I'm done with this now.  Meds are kicking in...