While laying awake tonight in a hospital bed after another surgery to fix a minor complication from my jaw surgery last week I am realizing more and more that this is not going to be a quick and easy road to recovery and I am going to need support from my friends and family. I do not like asking for financial help but at the end of the day, I am in a situation where I need help.
This is something I posted on Facebook after my surgery on February 13th that explains my situation:
"Friends and Family: I don't normally post this kind of info on Facebook but I know a lot of people wanted to know how my surgery went today and this is the fastest way for me to let everyone know! Surgery went well and I am back in my room. They put in two plates and screws and there was no need to operate on the fracture on the right side of my jaw which was great news! I am wired shut for at least a couple weeks. Will be a long slow process but the first step was definitely a success!
For those of you that hadn't heard of my accident: On Saturday February 4th I was kicked in the face by a horse while hand walking him. For all of you non horse people, no it was not a malicious act, it was an accident. Horses are powerful, beautiful animals and we cannot forget that working with them also comes with big risks. My surgeon reminded me again today how lucky I am to even be alive. A broken jaw and some missing teeth can be fixed!
EVERYONE PLEASE KEEP THOSE HELMETS ON EVEN WHEN WORKING HORSES ON THE GROUND
Thank you again for everyone's love and support through all of this ❤️"
- James Brethauer
- Alicia Shaw
- Molly Tennant
- Jean Edwards
- Susan Jennings