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Aaron_J : Fell of Balcony and broke Tibia in 2 Places
Diary entry posted Thu 7:31am 8 July 2004

It was this year on Cinco de Mayo that I decided to celebrate wtih friends. Ok, big mistake!! I got home to my apartment, where some of my friends were. I live on the 2nd story. As I was talking and having a good time, I decided to sit on the railing of my balcony. I fell over!! Dislocated my shoulder and broke my Tibia in two places. A spiral break. I was confined to a wheelchair for 3 weeks until my arm healed. I am now on crutches. I am about 9 weeks into the whole deal. At first the doctor told me i would be walking, back to normal in 8 weeks. My last appointment (or so i thought) was this past Tuesday. He says i am heaing well, but wants me to use a crutch, cane or wear the walking cast boot for 3 more weeks. WHAT A LET DOWN!!! I am using a crutch right now because the walking boot hurts, and it is more painful. When looking at my last set of X-Rays on Tuesday, i saw where i bent one of the screws in my leg. The doctor was not concerned about it, but it did scare the heck out of me. I have walked a very little bit without any of the support aids, like he told me to, but i am scared. I am so afraid to go back to square one. My leg keeps swelling. How long will it do this? Will I ever be back to normal.

This website was a godsend. I have great friends who have helped me out through all of this, but hey dont know exactly what i am going through like you all do.

I have a trip planned to LA next week. I got my card to go through the airport since i have a plate and 11 screws in my leg. Guess i will get to board the plane early!! That is about the only good thing out of this.



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