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Adrian2 : Just Riding My Bike
Diary entry posted Wed 9:58am 6 July 2011

Hello all, my name is Adrian from Iowa and I am 17 years old. Here is the story of my broken leg.
On June 27th, me and my little brother Kyle wanted to take a bike ride. He asked me first so I said sure. We live in a housing developement and the speed limit is 30 mph. We got on the sidewalk and started to ride. There were people walking on the sidewalk so we decided to go into the road. I went first and around the turn came a car doing 25 mph. The car did its best to stop but it still hit me at 20 mph. It hit me and I rolled up the hood and on to the windshield. Then I landed about 3 feet from behind the car. I hit my head hard on the pavement so I was knocked out. My brother came rushing to my side and the guy who hit me called 911. They showed up in 6 minutes according to my brother. By the time they got there, I was starting to open my eyes and wake up. I was in shock and had no idea what happened. So I just layed there in the middle of the road. When the EMT's started to take my vitals and roll me on to the backboard, I came out of shcok. My leg was in excruciating pain and I was screaming like a maniac. They injected me with a muscle relaxant and within 5 minutes the pain was gone and I was just about numb. They put me on the stretcher and wheeled me to the ambulance. As I got in the ambulance, my mother came rushing over. She rode with me the whole way. Every bump, I couldn't feel. Until the last bump which was the speed bump to the hospital. Then I started to cry again, and my mother just held my hand and said: your alright, your alright, calm down and take deep breaths. By the time I calmed down, they were giving me x-rays of all over my body. I had a major concussion, and many other injuries. I broke my nose. I also broke 2 ribs. Then came the left leg:( I had a communited fracture of the femoral head, and a communited fracture of the femoral shaft. I had a open fracture of my tibial plafond and tibial shaft. Same for the fibula. I needed surgery to repair the femur and tibia. They inserted a 12 inch IM Rod in my femur from my hip to my knee. They put a huge external fixator on the bottom of my leg. It went from my ankle to my knee. I have to go now for P/T but I will write more later on, if you have any questions, email me at brokenlegshurt@aol.com Thanks!



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