Saturday, June 14, 2008

Injury to complicate things.

So as some of you heard i fucked my ankle up in San Francisco. Yes i am on crutches for some time with a "skiers boot brace" on. Don't worry.. i will heal.. but i did have to cancel a few appearances.. to allow for just that. Recuperation time as advised by the doctor.
So i apologize to those in saugatuk and also in tampa that were looking forward to seeing me there at these events. All i have to say is life comes at you in many ways.. and you have to take it as it comes.
For you out there that is wondering how i did this.. well here it goes..
It was pretty stupid actually..but i was running down the stairs to the muni station trying to catch the train that was already there. halfway running down the stairs i twisted my left ankle and grabbed onto the railing to protect it and then shifted my weight on the other foot of which was not securely on the step(being half on and half off)
so in turn twisted the fuck outta that one.
after the grooling walk home with help i observed the swelling to be about the size of a large grapefruit. not good not at all i said to myself.
But as of many here in the united states that have no insurance or cant afford it, i didn't want to goto the hospital because it would be an arm and a leg in cost. Well after sleeping on it overnight.. i woke to see that i couldn't even stand on it and it was turning colors (green blue and purple in areas)
i was then told i should goto the hospital no matter the cost... i did listen.
well the finality of a 5 hour wait in a community hospital. the results were that i had tore the ligaments in both sides of my ankle. To add insult to injury the 3 xrays they took showed that i actually had a hairline fracture and actually a bone fragment that chipped off the larger bone. oh fuck!!!! is what i said..
but after consultation with the doctor.. he gave a great prognoses. I will heal pretty fast being as healthy as i am.. so crutches and a Velcro type boot shoe called a skiers boot (for support of ligaments) was given to me to use. he advises me to go as i thought it felt.. but usually the boot can stay on for healing from 6 weeks up. but being that my injury was not supper severe that maybe depending on how it felt and healed i could be outta it at least by 3 weeks. if i was careful.
well.. i did have a follow up visit with and ortho doctor to give me the final confirmation on how long and when to take it off..
well seeing that just the emergency room visit was costing me a couple thousand(of which i don't have to spend) i figured i would skip the ortho doctor visit.. since he is a specialist it woulda costed more than the whole thing put together.
So there it is.. the whole dreadful story.
so i just had to inform those of you that were hoping to see me in the next few appearances.. especially that dj in tampa that keeps writing me that it is his birthday the day of my event and that meeting me would be the highlight of his whole birthday.
I'm sorry bud.. i didn't intend to have this happen .. and i hope you still have a great birthday. One thing i do have to say is that the events that i am not able to do .. in future i will make a make up appearance just for the fact.. so.. be looking at my schedule.. i will put it there when i have talked with them for the events schedule to make it up.
ok enclosed i attached a few pics of me and the whole get up.. as well as a few pics of my ankle.. not looking so good.. mind you that i had iced it over night and had it propped up for most the day.. before i took the pic.. so you cant see all the swelling.