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    Look what they found in my leg!


    Yay! It actually wasn't a surprise - I've been waiting almost five years to have this crap taken out. I'd post some scans of my x-rays from the original surgery but it seems that the ones showing the installed hardware got lost at my doctor's office. Hopefully I'll get them back when I go for my follow-up appointment in a couple of weeks. Needless to say, they're awesome. Once my painkillers kick in a little more I'll go scrounge up the pictures of the break.
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    Lol they forgot some screws when they put you back together
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    Let's positive thinking! seedjar's Avatar
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    Hehe. No, yesterday was about putting me back together without any screws.
    ~Joe
    o//~ Livin' like a bug ain't easy / My old clothes don't seem to fit me /
    I got little tiny bug feet / I don't really know what bugs eat /
    Don't want no one steppin' on me / Now I'm sympathizin' with fleas /
    Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~

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    That is awesome, congrats. Do you think you'll be able to feel a difference? I've never had to have screws, but did break my ankle in basketball. That was no fun...

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    I'm not certain. I did lots of prodding and flexing yesterday to try to get a crisp memory of what it felt like with screws inside. It's covered with lots of bandages now, and the stitches are pretty uncomfortable, so I can't really tell yet if there's a difference. But I sure hope so... I've had a very difficult time staying on my feet since my initial injury. With any luck, once I'm recovered I'll be able to take up jogging again. At the very least, I think I'll be much less sensitive to having my leg kicked in my martial arts classes.
    ~Joe
    o//~ Livin' like a bug ain't easy / My old clothes don't seem to fit me /
    I got little tiny bug feet / I don't really know what bugs eat /
    Don't want no one steppin' on me / Now I'm sympathizin' with fleas /
    Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~

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    Wow how did they get there in the first place?

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    I broke my ankle in my martial arts class back in '06. We were doing running drills, and I should've been on the balls of my feet, but I have bad posture and had my weight on my heels. My foot locked into the mat, and my body rotated, but my foot didn't, and something in between had to give. People said they heard it loud and clear, from clear across the auditorium/gymnasium space where we practice. I don't remember hearing a sound but I do remember feeling the snapping sensation running through my entire body, like movie sound effects.
    It didn't really hurt, but was shocking, and when I hit the mat I instinctively lifted my leg off the ground rather than trying to stand on it. It looked super messed up - my foot was pointed in totally the wrong direction. I didn't think it was broken though, because it didn't hurt. I was hoping to hell that it was just dislocated, but my sensei refused to try to reduce it (quite smartly - one of my nerves was resting against a bone shard and I probably would've lost a lot of functionality in my foot.)
    It was a really funny experience. I was very calm the whole time. Most of the students seemed to be freaking out; before my teacher got called over, I had to tell people what to do, which was strange. The stupid ambulance and emergency room people did a really bad job with me, and had me supporting my leg with my own strength for hours... it ended up really screwing up my hips and lower back, in some respects even worse than what happened to my ankle.
    ~Joe
    o//~ Livin' like a bug ain't easy / My old clothes don't seem to fit me /
    I got little tiny bug feet / I don't really know what bugs eat /
    Don't want no one steppin' on me / Now I'm sympathizin' with fleas /
    Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~

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    I'll bet you're glad to get that junk outta there. I hope you can heal up quick!

    My pal had someone step backwards on the arch of his foot at a concert and it busted the bones in there and stayed broken for years. Once it would finally heal it would rebreak very easily for a long time afterward. He's a big tall guy so maybe that had some effect on not letting it heal quicker.

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