Friday, March 16, 2012

Update on the Leg

So here the the update.

Wednesday - I got my leg set. We got there at 10:30pm and I had not had anything to eat or drink or meds since midnight. Whoever had surgery before me was an hour late setting everyone after him off schedule. I was less then happy. They got me back in the holding area, IV in, and the waiting began. Waiting.....Waiting.....pain....Waiting. Finally the doctor came out, looked at my leg and wrote X on my toes of my right leg. I guess the swelling and the splint wasnt a dead give away that my Right leg was the broken one. I had asked to be put into the twilight sleep before they touched the splint or took it off, I was not ready for the pain again. They said they couldnt put me out for it but they would give me something that would make me loopy. I dont remember the room now so it worked. Everyone kept telling me different things like how big the cast would be. Well my cast is up past my knee. It is very annoying. I cant bend my leg, my knee is in a weird bend and it is over all just a pain.

When I came too the nurse when and got my mom who came back and sat with me while I continued to come back to reality. I had to get in the back of moms car since I couldnt bend my knee to get in the front and went home and took a nap. That night I got to go sleep in my bed. Yayyyy. I really got some sleep. The stairs....were a different story. I Hate Them. I almost rather sleep on the couch. I am so afraid of falling up or down. Urg.

Thursday - Mom had to go back to work so at 6:30am I got up and hobbled down the stairs and mom brought in drinks, and food to keep me happy till little brother could bring me home lunch. I slept for awhile, watched tv, Brother came home, watched more tv, mom pushed food down my throat (Im not really hungery right now) more tv - Get the Picture?

Friday - Same thing. Urg! I am already bored and already miss riding.

Mom has been taking care of Pippi day in and day out. I feel terrible that she has to do everything. Poor Pippi ends up being inside the past few days and out in the evening bc there was a thunderstorm warning but of course nothing every happened. I am hoping they get me a cast that I can drive in so that I can at least let her out and go to school when spring quarter starts in a week.

So here are the pictures. I dont have my xrays yet but oh well.


My ankle all swollen and pretty while in the ER



My arm all scratched up from the fall.
Cast. Pretty in Purple.
 So there it is. It looks like Pippi is going to go out of shape with me, then when I am able to ride again together we will get back into shape. I just hope we make it to a show or two before the end of the season.

12 comments:

Mare said...

I don't know how I missed your last post, but I'm just getting caught up! That sucks, what a freaking bummer...I'm so sorry:) Fell better, rest up, and before you know it, you'll be back to riding:) *HUGS!*

L.Williams said...

Aye aye aye, you poor thing :( I hope it heals quickly and cleanly!

S. Lauren said...

Looks very painful, I hope you recover well!

The Fullers said...

Yikes! I hope that you are feeling better now! Such a bummer but glad that you are ok!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

I'm so sorry to read about your accident. It sucks the big one. I know. I am still recovering from my broken ankle of last April from a horseback riding accident. My horse spooked, reared, and fell over backwards on me while we were out riding the "back forty" in my neighborhood. Fortunately, it was my left leg so once in the car I could still drive.

Checkmark115 said...

That is a legit break dude.

Heal quick! It sucks to not ride. I broke my elbow 4 years ago and wasnt allowed to ride either.

The new header is sweet though!

Emmi said...

I read this and your previous post with my mouth dropped, I'm so glad you're okay, how scary!

Kelly said...

This just sucks! No other way to put it. Heal quick and tell mom she can keep Pippi in shape in the meantime.

Ruffles said...

Ouch!! Gosh that looks so painful!.
Hope it heals up fast!
At least your cast looks cool :P

GAiA ViNCENZi said...

I'm so sorry for your leg =)
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achieve1dream said...

OUCH!!!!!!!! On the arm and leg. Those scratches look painful and the leg just looks . . . shudder. I'm so sorry you're having to go through this. I wonder why they had to do such a high cast . . . I guess to make sure it's properly stabilized. I'm just glad they didn't have to put in rods/pins. That's a relief. I like the color you picked for your cast. :) My sister got hunter's orange when she broke her arm lol. I hope it heals up quickly and that you're not in pain anymore. Hang in there!

Dom said...

Ow ow ow ow ow...