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OUCH! I broke my leg!

Posted: Sat, 23rd Sep 2006, 7:04pm

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Yeah, that's right, on monday I broke my right leg playing Hockey in gym class.

The ligament that holds the femur and tibia together at the knee cap was pulled really really hard and fractured a piece of the tibia a few centemeters in diameter. It hurt like crap. Anyway, Thursday my orthopedist had to put it in a straight cast and i'm on crutches with it for 6 weeks (so i'll miss things like homecoming dance and what not). Then i'll undoubtedly have physical therapy.

I didn't post this till now because my computer is upstairs and it was very very difficult to get upstairs... but it was hurting less today so I did it.

If anyone wants gory, messy details or anything, just let me know.

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PS - I'd give anything to have broken my arm instead... razz
Posted: Sat, 23rd Sep 2006, 7:13pm

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Hope you get better dude biggrin
Posted: Sat, 23rd Sep 2006, 7:34pm

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Ouch. The worst thing that's happened to me is when I dislocated my collar bone while playing football(american football). That was the most painful thing that's happened in my life. Technically I've never broken a bone.

Hope you get better. On the positive side, you get alot of nice things done to you because everyone has pity on you. It's like seeing a little stray kitten in the rain in an ally. wink
Posted: Sat, 23rd Sep 2006, 7:35pm

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Evman wrote:


If anyone wants gory, messy details or anything, just let me know.
Please do tell. I dont know how bad a break it could have been if you finally got into a cast after four days. But Im sure the the gym class was truly a fine spectacle.
Posted: Sat, 23rd Sep 2006, 7:35pm

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I want all of the gory details right now.
Posted: Sat, 23rd Sep 2006, 7:45pm

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Well fine, they're not extremely gory when it was just broken.

Anywhos, after it broke, my kneecap got all huge and bulbous - about 3 times its usual size. We thought it was just swelling from inflamation, etc, but it didn't go down after 3 days (The orthopedist was "too busy" to see me until thursday, so I had to sit at home and wait for then. When we finally went, he said the x-rays and MRIs revealed the injury I described above.

He said it was "a mess" in there. So he started to tuck in his tie (which had me very alarmed), and said we needed to straighten the knee into a position for the cast. But, I couldn't bend it, because of the swelling. Thats when he told me the swelling was basically just a pool of trapped blood and other body liquids that had bled into the knee cavity after the break.

He said "We need to get all that out of there."... I nodded... then he said... "now". I didn't have any time to prepare. I don't do well with needles and things like taking blood etc, so this wasn't good for me.

So, basically, he stabbed my knee with a needle and started sucking. And since I was basically shaking since my knee was at an odd, uncomfortable angle, I could feel all of it. He drew 80cc's of blood out, which is about a cups worth. Then he held my leg up by the foot (which was excruciating) so it was straight, then the nurse put on the cast, which goes all the way from my hip to my ankle.

Since it goes so high up on my leg, it makes certain things, like using the bathroom... and sitting down..., very, very, very difficult.

All cause I frickin stepped the wrong way in gym.
Posted: Sat, 23rd Sep 2006, 7:48pm

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Yep, I had the same cast. I scratched up every toilet seat in the house too.
Posted: Sat, 23rd Sep 2006, 7:53pm

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Ahhh, what's gonna happen when you have to shower?!
Posted: Sat, 23rd Sep 2006, 8:01pm

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Be a man, and be dirty?
Posted: Sat, 23rd Sep 2006, 8:58pm

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and that sir, is why I love Klut.
Posted: Sat, 23rd Sep 2006, 9:06pm

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I'm pretty much gonna shower every other day and just wash my hair/face in the sink and body with a washcloth on the off days.

I have an excuse to not be clean at least. razz
Posted: Sat, 23rd Sep 2006, 9:16pm

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I had a similar thing, the needle they used was huge!

Once you get used to being on crutches though stairs will be no problem at all and at homecoming you could have all the girls eating out of the palm of your hand smile
Posted: Sat, 23rd Sep 2006, 9:17pm

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Good luck, dude, and get well soon. My very first broken bone happened in gym class as well. I was on the still rings trying to do an iron cross, slipped off the rings, fell straight down and stupidly put my hands down to try to catch myself on the mat and break my fall. Like an idiot I stuck one hand under my butt and came down on it with all of my weight with my thumb pointing straight down. I shoved my thumb straight into the floor and spiral fractued every bone in there. Gee, that was fun.

Since then, over the last thirty some years following, I've been in several accidents, stupid fights, etc. and broken more than two dozen bones. I can relate.

Hang in there. Some day it will just be an amusing story to tell your mates at the pub.
Posted: Sat, 23rd Sep 2006, 9:21pm

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Kid wrote:

I had a similar thing, the needle they used was huge!

Once you get used to being on crutches though stairs will be no problem at all and at homecoming you could have all the girls eating out of the palm of your hand smile
Well, I have to go up and down stairs on my ass apparently. And yeah, already, a bunch of hot girls I don't usually talk to were really nice to me yesterday in school and all signed my cast (tons of hearts everywhere). You gotta look for all the good things in such a bad situation I guess, lol.

Jazzmanian - I don't think I have a right to complain about the pain anymore. That thumb incident sounds terrible. I just twisted my leg really bad then was able to cushion my fall... i guess you weren't so lucky. The only positive I could see is that it's your thumb and you probably didn't miss it as much as you would a leg for 6 weeks.
Posted: Sat, 23rd Sep 2006, 9:29pm

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I wish hot girls could sign my lupus
Posted: Sat, 23rd Sep 2006, 9:31pm

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Evman wrote:

i guess you weren't so lucky. The only positive I could see is that it's your thumb and you probably didn't miss it as much as you would a leg for 6 weeks.
Absolutely. In that regard yours is definitely worse because it so impairs your ability to get around and even do the normal things every day that we all take for granted for a month in a half. I've also broken both of my knees (motorcycle accident back in the 80's) and I definitely sympathise with you. Being in a wheelchair or on crutches and having to scoot your butt up and down steps, etc. is a serious pain. But like I said... hang in there, man. This too will pass and some day it really will be a good war story to share with your friends. Sucks for now, though.

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I wish hot girls could sign my lupus
Waser, with no intention to take your very serious condition lightly, I gotta tell ya. I read that sentence wrong the first time and it came out *REALLY* dirty and I was like.. WTF??? Then I laughed my butt off.
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Posted: Sat, 23rd Sep 2006, 9:35pm

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hey, if you can't take your own misfortune with a grain of salt, uh, you're dumb. That's right.
Posted: Sat, 23rd Sep 2006, 9:47pm

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TimmyD wrote:

Ahhh, what's gonna happen when you have to shower?!
Well you can rap the cast up in a trash bag. Thats what I had to do when I broke my arm razz. But Klut has a good point to.

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Posted: Sat, 23rd Sep 2006, 9:48pm

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When your leg starts to itch, Remember a opened up coathanger is your friend. biggrin
Posted: Sun, 24th Sep 2006, 1:10am

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Evman wrote:

Well fine, they're not extremely gory when it was just broken.
While reading all that I made several noises suchs as: "AH," "OH SICK," and "cool..."

Have fun, you are going to appreciate coat hangers more than a mother who wants to abort a baby. (I figured this was appropriate considering the topic is going into gory details.)
Posted: Sun, 24th Sep 2006, 1:54am

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Hmph, at least er-no had video footage of him shattering his kneecap.


Kidding, hope you feel better. My brother also had a gym class injury. He collided with someone and broke his nose:




The doctor essentially used pliers to snap it back into place... "Snap" being the operative word because we waited a while before going to the doctor, and re-setting it involved re-breaking it.
Posted: Sun, 24th Sep 2006, 8:23am

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Ouch, hope you get better soon.

I myself have a habit of breaking my toes. One of them is quite "unfixable" but it's not the big two or anything, just the 2nd one to it on my right foot. I'm pretty sure it's still broken, since I really can't feel anything in it, and it can easily be bent straight upwards. I once broke three fingers in a door as well, when smashing the door shot and forgetting to remove my finger...ouch

Anyway, I really can't imagine what it would be like to break your knee.

(All the girls pity you when you've broken something, which is cool though wink)
Posted: Sun, 24th Sep 2006, 8:23am

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Evman:
man that must have hurt, i did that once out on the field we were playing rugby [American football] when all of a sudden my mates jumps at me and my arm went *Crack* just went all floppy frown.

Backofthehearse
Yuck your mates nose looks bad and using pliers to snap it back into shape must hurt like hell.

Also i almost lost my toenail while cleaning out the outhouse cupboard when a long steel strip [from the chimely] came down and sliced my toe next to my big one. it was almost hanging off and there was blood everywhere dripping. tard

hope you get better Evman
Posted: Sun, 24th Sep 2006, 5:42pm

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BackOfTheHearse wrote:

Hmph, at least er-no had video footage of him shattering his kneecap.


Kidding, hope you feel better. My brother also had a gym class injury. He collided with someone and broke his nose:




The doctor essentially used pliers to snap it back into place... "Snap" being the operative word because we waited a while before going to the doctor, and re-setting it involved re-breaking it.
Ouch, he'll end up looking like Owen Wilson. razz
Posted: Mon, 25th Sep 2006, 8:15pm

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B3N wrote:

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i did that once out on the field we were playing rugby [American football]
Umm, Not that this is important but rugby and american football are completley different. But sounds like that would hurt.
Posted: Mon, 25th Sep 2006, 8:43pm

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epeterson wrote:

B3N wrote:

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i did that once out on the field we were playing rugby [American football]
Umm, Not that this is important but rugby and american football are completley different. But sounds like that would hurt.
Yeah, our version of football includes all those wimpy pads and overweight players.
Posted: Fri, 29th Sep 2006, 10:13pm

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So now I get this cast off Oct. 11th, get a new one put on till beginning of November... then I'm in a brace for two weeks after the cast (Still on crutches) then probably limping (i'm seeing if I can get a cane, like House) for a good month or so after... and my leg should be 100% better like nothing ever happened by the end of 2006.

EDIT:

Oh and, in case you wanted to see me and my lovely new friend, here we are together. His name's Ted.



(It goes up higher than that, but I figured that was far enough.)
Posted: Sat, 30th Sep 2006, 12:22am

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Sexy.
Posted: Sat, 30th Sep 2006, 3:19am

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I'm jealous of the person who signed here.
Posted: Sat, 30th Sep 2006, 5:17am

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Serpent wrote:


I'm jealous of the person who signed here.
I have no doubt it was Pencil.
Posted: Sun, 1st Oct 2006, 5:18pm

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Atom wrote:

Serpent wrote:


I'm jealous of the person who signed here.
I have no doubt it was Pencil.
He signed just to the left of that, ironically, a (hot) girl i never talk to signed a few inches to the right and above what you circled. Looked very suggestive when she was signing it.
Posted: Mon, 2nd Oct 2006, 12:25am

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BackOfTheHearse wrote:

Hmph, at least er-no had video footage of him shattering his kneecap.
Thanks for reminding me....

On that subject, I actually get my results next week. Yeah thats right, nearly three years later and after a eighteen months wait on a 3D scan, they are going to tell me if I can take part in physical sports again.

It hurts everyday though, so I doubt it.

Hope you get better soon Evman dude. smile
Posted: Mon, 23rd Oct 2006, 12:55am

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And just because dancing is so much more... fun... on crutches -



Oh Homecoming was OH so fun! razz
Posted: Mon, 23rd Oct 2006, 2:10am

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I spent my Homecoming in an art theater watching a midnight showing of Tommy Boy. Alone.

Homecoming kicks ass
Posted: Mon, 23rd Oct 2006, 9:01pm

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All I can say is get better man.
Posted: Sat, 18th Nov 2006, 2:02am

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Yay updates!

I've finally gotten out of a cast/brace and can now get around slightly better.

After becoming obsessed with the show House this year, I decided that the only stylish way for a cripple to get around is with a cane. So I decided to become Dr. Gregory House M.D.



Just a few more weeks and i'll be walking relatively normally again! Yay!
Posted: Sat, 18th Nov 2006, 6:06am

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Evman wrote:

Yay updates!

I've finally gotten out of a cast/brace and can now get around slightly better.

After becoming obsessed with the show House this year, I decided that the only stylish way for a cripple to get around is with a cane. So I decided to become Dr. Gregory House M.D.



Just a few more weeks and i'll be walking relatively normally again! Yay!
Damn that's sexy.








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