It started with a boat ride on Sunday and I see this swing I want to jump off of into the water. So instead of just being regular I take it up a couple of notches and go higher up. I just held on when my arms and kicked off the tree to swing me outward into the deeper water, well the extra slack below me grabbed ahold of my ankle and body whipped me straight down. I come up out of the water I I knew I broke my ankle. Come to find out my ankle wasn’t broken, no tendons or ligaments were torn but A huge, severe laceration around my whole foot and My heel was degloved. Thank God the rope dropped me or I would have lost my foot right then and there.
Easy sailing I thought. No pressure or weight on my foot and i can’t drive for 2 weeks, easy peasy. But no, My life now consist of living in a hyperbaric chamber. Diving for two hours taking a two hour break and then diving for another 2 hours. I live at the hospital 5 days a week. This process consumes my whole day.
**A hyperbaric chamber is a compartment capable of high-pressure Oxygenation, used to treat
decompression sickness and anaerobic infections.
So now we’re trying to save my foot from amputation. In the past two weeks since the accident I’ve had two surgeries. The first was to reconstruct my foot. The second was to help clean up infection that had set in and started to spread around my ankle. HOPEFULLY the skin underneath the infection is healthy and in good shape so we can get this process of recovery up and going. I won’t know the update on that until Tuesday, October 9.
My ankle is still in critical condition and Dr. Mathews said I'm not out of the woods just yet. It's a very scary thought to imagine losing your foot.
I went from being very active, working out, running, going to the beach, always getting into new adventures, riding my streetbike and living a happy carefree life to being basically bed ridden. Taking meds, vitamins, and pain killers almost on the hour every hour. And watching tv all the time.
If you know me, that's not like me at all. I'm never one to stay still. I always have to be doing something. I miss the luxury of the simplicity of life. But at least I can say I haven’t taken life for granted & don’t plan to stop now. I’m a fighter and I will fight with everything I have until this battle is over.
So a very dear and close friend of mine told me to put my pride aside and start a go fund me page to allow my friends to help me.
So I agreed, the bills won’t stop coming along now with a steady flow of hospital bills and I'm not allowed to work due to always having to have my leg elevated. I'm not one to ask for help at all but here it is guys, anything will definitely help and I would very much appreciate it.
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