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February 16, 2020

So when I broke my leg, unfortunately, it
wasn’t anything fancy. I was just doing a makaku twist off a box and yeah, the box
moved a little bit and I came down so bad that I fully dislocated my ankle and broke
the fibula in multiple places. So yeah, it’s pretty funny. I looked at it straight away.
I was like, “Oh, this is bad.” Mate was like, “Oh, you want to get some ice?” I’m like,
“Yeah, that’ll help a little bit, but this is definitely hospital.” I waited I think
it was about two hours before I actually got any painkillers, so I just had to deal with
the pain. It was pretty full on, but we got it all sorted in the end. Yeah, I’ve got a
nice steel plate in my leg now. The first bit of titanium. There’s about 10 screws holding
it all together, so I did a decent job. Just praying that it’ll heals up sweet and I’m
able to come back. The last six weeks while my ankle and leg
are healing, I’ve actually had to use these every single day. Basically what this is,
it’s Clexane, and it’s supposed to just help with the blood clots. Apparently with the
injury that I’ve got, yeah, I can easily form a blood clot and that can end up in my lung
and I can die. So not my most favorite thing to do, but it’s got to be done. Two more to
go. Right. That’s going to leave a bruise. (singing)
These last 10 day s has been tough for me, because I’ve got to sit on my butt, keep my
foot elevated, and yeah, let it heal. (singing)
Finally getting the stitches out of my leg. One little step at a time. Looking forward
to getting these out so I can actually go in the pool.
(singing) So it’s been weeks
since I’ve jumped in the pool, and I’ve been looking forward to this moment for a very
long time. (singing)
Slowly on the mend. Look at this thing that Holly got me. Here I am, on the scoot scoot,
off to the gym. Today I’m just going to do what I’ve been doing, just all the necessary
things to keep me fit. Not a couch potato. Getting to
that point of start strengthening again, so let’s do it.
(singing) Struggles, but he sticks. Oh man, yeah. Yes. So the surgeon said I can now weight-bear, I am very excited. I am out about already. I’m going to the gym. Going to go for a swim, do all the things I need to do to start this
rehabilitation process. This is kind of like day one, really.
So I’ve got this screw that’s holding the tibia and the fibula together, and that comes
out in six weeks. So once that’s out, I can actually start putting some proper pressure
on, maybe start jogging and running and maybe some little jumps. What I’m really looking
forward to doing, starting to drive again, because I am sick of being a passenger. Don’t laugh. It’s been six weeks, so I’m learning to walk again. Stop laughing. It’s actually really hard.

1 Comment

  • Reply Wyatt Humphreys February 12, 2020 at 6:14 am

    Damn dude you’re resilient. I really respect your attitude towards this all. Keep up the good work!

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