Eric's medical fund
Our beloved bearded gentleman, Eric Jansson, was in a severe motorcycle accident. A SUV collided with his Harely and left him with a compound fracture. Due to his injury, he won't be up on his feet for several weeks. He has already had one surgery and is expected to have another sometime this week. Although the severity of his injuries, Eric is in good spirits and he is still smiling. Although Eric does have medical insurance, the expense of two surgeries and the weeks it will take him to recover will be costly. If you could help in anyway, I would be completely indebted to you.
On behalf of Eric, thank you for all of your support and well wishes.
I saw the plastic surgeon yesterday and they said the leg is making good progress. I am able to lower it now to as long as I can safely handle. I am walking around the house in a walker when people are here although I still can't put pressure on the bad leg at all. Using a wheelchair when I'm by myself still.
I can leave it unwrapped too, but I think I'll keep an ace bandage on it as to not freak people out. Haha
Another surgery is coming up soon where they'll take a bone graft from my hip and place it on a fake bone in my leg. It'll create a new 6 inch piece of bone in time from whale they removed my bad bone.
Not working for three months takes a toll and I'm thankful for the donations that have come in as well as my friends who put on a benefit concert for me. Bills are coming in and it has helped. I so appreciate it.
Still going strong but keep me in your prayers when you can!
Christmas is my favorite time of the year. So much happiness and love, the music, the snow if you're lucky enough.
I am thankful to finally be home. To celebrate with the people that I love and appreciate so much for being here with me every step of the way. I know it hasn't been an easy road.
I still have one more surgery ahead of me within the next couple months, but for the most part, "the bad stuff" has been taken care of!
Thank you all for your support, wether it was emotional or financial. Or both! Hahah
This season I am a different man.
Thanks and much love to you and you family,
I have been "dangling" my leg down two times per day for only 5 minutes. Next week it goes up to ten minutes. At this rate I'll be home before next Christmas! Hahahaha
All kidding aside..........
I have asked to lower my pain meds. Mainly because I don't want to get hooked on them. Strong stuff. I'm down to 30mg of Morphine 3 times a day currently and I'm low enough to actually feel pain for the first time. That means I'll stay at this level of morphine for the time being.
I'm also feeling the reality of how my leg will function. Pain to turn. Pain to bend. Pain to look at! Hahaha
But I still have my chin up! The facility I'm in tries to gives us freedom to do what we want, when we want.
Good isn't good to say the least, but maybe I'm just spoiled.
Anyways, thanks for your donations and continued emotional support!!!
Love to ALL!!!!
I had a doctors appointment today where I had the opportunity to meet with the plastic surgeon.
He was able to show me where they took my calf muscle from underneath my leg and moved it onto the top of my leg and then covered it with the skin graft. He also showed me the five anchors in my leg that hold my calf in place for the time being, at least two more weeks.
The good news which doesn't necessarily seem like good news but it is for me is that I am able to dangle my leg off of the bed in five minute increments three times a day. I'm excited about this because up until now I had to keep my leg completely straight at an upright position for the last six weeks.
Being in the rehab facility has been an interesting experience and it's definitely one that I'm going to be ready to go home from, but for the time being I am here I'm eating well I have visitors I have the movie channel and I have a great physical therapist working with me to strengthen the rest of my body.
Thanks again for the updates in the donations, I can't tell you what you all mean to me!