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Jan 26, 2009 19:54 |  #1

know it's been awhile. Mostly because I have somehow found myself surrounded by people almost constantly. It seems that Sun Valley agrees with me. For anyone that doesn't know what Sun Valley is. It's a little, well not soo little ski resort. I've been up here for oh, almost six months now. Having a great time. It's a bit of a UN kind of like what i'd imagine POTN would be like if we all hung out in a coffee shop. But, everyone up here. And I do mean everyone are huge outdoor sports fans. Thats the only reason to be up here. To ski, snowboard, snowshoe, ice skate etc. etc. You are one bored boring personality if you don't participate.

So, ofcourse participate I did. My boss, very nice Polish Lady made me promise no ski lessons until after the holidays. Fair enough. I bought my skis on the fourth. Had to work the fifth goofed up and missed the lesson on the sixth and was absolutely thrilled to get started on the seventh. Let me start by saying how GOOD I was. Really. For a girl that never learned to ride a bike I was talented had great balance, had a fantastic celebrity instructor teaching me how to turn, stop. do the "pizza" and the "french fry" I was having a fantastic time. On my third day and with what I considered to be knowledgeable advice I was told that once you are confident on the Bunny Hill. You can feel free to go to the 'Half Run' so I glided over to the 'other' chair lift. Jumped on and up the mountain I got. When I reached the top I realized I had gone to the VERY top. Oops. Didn't know how to get back on the chair lift. But there were these great signs saying 'Easy way Down'. Easy for nine year olds, sixty year olds and everything in between. Not soo easy for me. I hit a little hill. Which I later learned is called a Mogul. Broke the ankle. I was sincerely worried about puking on the very nice ski patrol gentleman who strapped me into the sled.

Lets see, fast forward one week. I have a friend drive me to Salt Lake City, at the request of my boss who wants me to go to the big hospital down there. Where they tell me that they 'could maybe wait to see if the bones might come back together eventually on their own.' With that glowing recomendation I opted for the surgery which consisted of a plate, a couple of screws I think a pin or two for the plate.. Tomorow I get to go to the doctor and get unwrapped. This thrills me to death. Mostly because i'm very visual. I like the confirmation, the ability to see whats wrong with me. and ofcourse because my toes that are peeking out from the bandages have been orange for ten days and I would really, really like to oh, I don't know wash them.

No real pictures, it sounds lazy but getting out the real camera just exhausts me. Not to mention that the bag is on a shelf above my head that I can't reach in my present circumstances. But, I have a new little cellphone that I learned how to use the camera for the express purpose of taking pictures of my leg. so, here goes.

the first is the Xray. I asked for a picture told the Doctor I was going to frame it. doctors don't really get jokes... or maybe he just thought I was really morbid..
It cracked like a wishbone which is where the surgery comes in. There's no gravity forcing the bones together again. that's where MY break is special than normal breaks. when they told me that I felt like I was riding on the short bus.

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the second is what my cousin refered to as the perfect Kankle shot. He said, 'don't worry cuz it's not like your legs were that fabulous to begin with'.. Funny guy my cousin.

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the third and my favorite is the side by side. Really gives an idea of how broken broken is.

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and the last is what I have been staring at for the last ten days. Not very entertaining. and i'm dying to tear the tape off and unwrap and see what it looks like under there...

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In other news I have done a lot of soul searching have found a lot about myself. I always thought I was one of those roll with the punches whatever will be will be kind of girls... Nope. I was a roll with the punches personality because I never let anything actually punch me. I am not good at losing control. I am not good at letting things be done for me. I don't like having 'free time' to sit around... I've never watched a soap opera in my life.. I want my life back, my job, my ability to get in my car and go where I want. I can't drive right now. Knew there was a reason I should have bought a wimpy girl automatic... but mostly I want my leg back. Right now I feel like the black boot is a big sign saying 'Property of Salt Lake City University Hospital'. completely ticks me off...

Okay end of rant.

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Jan 26, 2009 21:27 |  #2

Wow, Sari...so sorry to hear about your accident. :( I'll be praying for a speedy recovery for you!


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Jan 26, 2009 22:29 |  #3

Been there, done that (and not doing anything fun like skiing either), and all I can say is: it will heal. I was driving with the boot after three weeks (automatic, true, but still driving) and it'll happen for you soon too. Warning: keep your weight when on crutches under your arms, NOT on your hands. You can cause permanent nerve damage in your hands.


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Jan 26, 2009 22:36 |  #4

Wow that's not fun. You know, if you want to put a photo spin on your situation, might be a good time to try some macro photography. It would be something that would let you focus and take your mind off of your kankle (my wife didn't know what a kankle was until she got pregnant and had HUUUUUGE kankles).

Can you "trade" your manual for an automatic with a friend?


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Jan 26, 2009 23:04 as a reply to  @ heycow's post |  #5

thanks guys. I know it will heal. I'm getting a little freaked out about how much muscle i'm losing. It's crazy, I poke at my calf muscles when i'm bored.. feels like bread dough. It's only been two and a half weeks. I guess I'm understanding why the doctor says that i'll need the crutches for support when I can put weight down on it.

As for the car, anyone that I would trust to trade vehicles with me also have standards so i'm stuck letting friends drive me around. But I don't technically need to go anywhere, want. Yes. I want to go everywhere just because I can't. But, I have a doctors appointment in the morning followed directly by a meeting with my boss who, with instructions from a physician. (I was told not to show up without.) He will find me a job where I can sit somewhere working at one of the cafeteria style restaurants on the mountain or answering phones. Once I was done with surgery and quit the pain pills I realized just how tedious time is. Not your friend. I think it's in the blood. Were just not supposed to be unproductive. My grandmother used to say that people die in bed. I guess I took that to heart.

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Jan 26, 2009 23:11 |  #6

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Been there, done that (and not doing anything fun like skiing either), and all I can say is: it will heal. I was driving with the boot after three weeks (automatic, true, but still driving) and it'll happen for you soon too. Warning: keep your weight when on crutches under your arms, NOT on your hands. You can cause permanent nerve damage in your hands.

crutches. The first crutch lesson I got was about two hours after breaking the stupid thing. Right before they gave me so much as an ibuprofen. Listening to the doctor telling me how to 'swing' my leg sounded like the voice from the Charlie Brown cartoons.

I was soo glad that the friend I called to drive me to the hospital was about ohhh... 50 years old and cute for a 50 year old guy but that I didn't mind, much, seeing me as ugly as I was at that moment. It was not pretty, I was not cute. the hair was matted my face looked like.. well like I had just nose dived down a mountain and wishboned my ankle. We ended up having to drive to a pharmacy ten miles away because they wouldn't release me with crutches.

Over the course of a week after my surgery I got about four different people telling me how to use the stupid things and not one of them told me the same way. In the end I went with bits of all of them. I have fallen. ohh.. today at the grocery store makes eight times. I have dropped a crutch seven times. I'm not talented. It was much easier learning to ski.


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Jan 26, 2009 23:18 |  #7

OOOOOUUUUCCCHHHHH!!!! That looks like it hurts a bunch. I never busted a leg, but I did break an arm and you learn real quick that living with one arm sucks. Hope you mend soon.


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saravrose wrote in post #7195445 (external link)
Over the course of a week after my surgery I got about four different people telling me how to use the stupid things and not one of them told me the same way. In the end I went with bits of all of them. I have fallen. ohh.. today at the grocery store makes eight times. I have dropped a crutch seven times. I'm not talented. It was much easier learning to ski.

It definitely is NOT easy, and falling is pretty much par for the course. You learn quickly to fall on your padded parts, not on anything else you might break! Hang in there. This too shall pass.


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Jan 27, 2009 01:20 as a reply to  @ jgrussell's post |  #9

Nice collection there, Sari. :D

Hang in there. I know it's no fun, but you will make it through this. You move for a reason. Maybe you need to slow down for a reason, too?


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Jan 27, 2009 07:11 |  #10

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Nice collection there, Sari. :D

Hang in there. I know it's no fun, but you will make it through this. You move for a reason. Maybe you need to slow down for a reason, too?

I think you're on to something there, David. I had a friend who was alway go go go all the time. One winter, she slipped in her garage and shattered her knee cap and had to go through physical therapy for like, 8 months. Those months of doing nothing were certainly agony for her, but over the course of it, she learned to relax. Sometimes I think things like this happen to help us learn to slow down and not take life for granted.

I know it REALLY must suck not being able to do anything, Sari, but when you look back, I'm sure it will seem like such a small part of your life. May as well take this time to do some things you haven't had time for. Any books you've wanted to read? Photography techniques you wanted to brush up on? Movies you've wanted to watch? And if all else fails, you know that there is always someone on this forum. :)


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Jan 28, 2009 20:05 |  #11

and the continuing epic. First of all let me say i'm slightly dissapointed at how not intense the incision looks. the surgeon made me a 'nice' scar by doing most of the work inside my leg and then sealing up the skin with these little strips that'll fall off in about a week.

The second is how stinking embarrassing it is to faint in the doctors office the first time I tried to stand on the leg again. He had me leaning on the counter doing very, very small movements with my leg.... teahing me the physical therapy stuff I'll need to do before I can loose the crutches. The next thing I know I started feeling like I was going to puke, my ears started ringing and then everything got very dark... Woke up on the floor with my head in the nurses lap and the doctor raising my legs straight in the air... something about blood flow... there's no dignity left. I've lost it all.

The good news is that I can now put pressure on the foot. I feel like i'm learning to walk all over again. It's harder than I thought it would be and everything hurts and what was almost normal looking is now swelling up and starting to bruise. this is all normal... apparently. Without further ado, the picture of what I currently look like. The yellow and green tint to my foot is lost with the camera phone but you can get the general idea..

As for work. I spent five hours today putting stickers on flyers. I get to handle a cash register at a 'Casino Night' on friday, and Saturday I get to spend the day blowing up balloons for a Super Bowl party.. I have a doctors appointment on Tuesday wish me luck that he lets me off the crutches. I won't even have a prayer at a real gig until I can walk on my own.

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Jan 28, 2009 20:33 |  #12

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Nice collection there, Sari. :D

Hang in there. I know it's no fun, but you will make it through this. You move for a reason. Maybe you need to slow down for a reason, too?

If I put a message in a balloon promising not to pack up my car for eighteen whole months do you thing the powers that be would give me back my leg?.. :cool: that'd be nice.

But, if it's any consolation I have not seen a hospital bill yet. I could very well be stuck here financially for a spell. good thing there are cute Brazilians every five feet, I like my job and am mostly entertained.. atleast when I can walk. ;)

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Jan 28, 2009 23:17 |  #13

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...The second is how stinking embarrassing it is to faint in the doctors office the first time I tried to stand on the leg again. He had me leaning on the counter doing very, very small movements with my leg.... teahing me the physical therapy stuff I'll need to do before I can loose the crutches. The next thing I know I started feeling like I was going to puke, my ears started ringing and then everything got very dark... Woke up on the floor with my head in the nurses lap and the doctor raising my legs straight in the air... something about blood flow... there's no dignity left. I've lost it all...

You do everything with flair, don't you. :lol:

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If I put a message in a balloon promising not to pack up my car for eighteen whole months do you thing the powers that be would give me back my leg?.. :cool: that'd be nice.

But, if it's any consolation I have not seen a hospital bill yet. I could very well be stuck here financially for a spell. good thing there are cute Brazilians every five feet, I like my job and am mostly entertained.. atleast when I can walk. ;)

Sari

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Jan 30, 2009 11:14 |  #14

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You do everything with flair, don't you. :lol:

If I were going for flair i'd have let the ski patrol call an ambulance with the sirens and blinking lights... But, yes. It seems that everything I do have to do all the way... I don't every 'scrape' past anything. Ever.

See -- there you go. It's a chance to brush up on your Portuguese. ;)

LOL.. I know the swear words and endearments pretty well. ;).. The swear words from my old man and uncles the endearments from the Bell Service.. flirty guys those Brazilians... :rolleyes:

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Jan 30, 2009 11:27 |  #15

Hey....we have matching scars! Cool


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