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Dave_L : sitting still is the WORST!!!
Diary entry posted Fri 9:05pm 2 April 2004

Over the past 3 years, I don't think I've sat at home more than 1 night a week...I play in a classic rock band, I run an open mic night for musicians, and I have loads of friends that i just love going out with... so sitting still is just killing me... it's been 3 weeks now, and I'm already rehearsing with my band and last night I went out to play guitar in my wheelchair... it beats sitting still for sure... In 4 weeks I have tickets for Jazzfest in New Orleans and I still don't know how I'm gonna deal with that on crutches or my wheelchair... I got the bill from the hospital today.... 69,000 dollars........I'm in shock and that's not the only bill.... OMG and I have no insurance... but I've got my bike for sale and that should get me about 1,500 bucks... oh gee! My pain meds barely work at all and sleeping on my back just sucks...when I try to lay on my side I can feel the hardware in my leg poking me.. ugh! I'm still in the immobilizer that I left the hospital with, and next week I'm gonna get a hinged brace, that should make it easier to get in and out of my car. I start PT next week, and I'm awaiting my new CPM machine so I can torture myself for 4 hours a day.... One of my 17 year old daughters friends was in a motorcycle accident with her father last weekend, and she got a massively fractured arm and a concussion and some face lacerations, but her dad is still in a coma... they had a blowout at 80 MPH... Makes my broken leg seem like nothing... I'm gonna be non weight bearing for another 9 weeks, and I'm afraid I'm gonna put my leg down and do damage before that time comes... I bought an exogen 2000+, but I'm not sure where to place the unit on my fracture, I don't think its supposed to be put directly over the hardware.. I've been trying to contact them, but they never call me back.. I've been working on fixing the broken stuff on my bike to get it ready for the next buyer, and I went to look at a VW trike the other day...I think i have a secret death wish...or just a lust for living fast..lol.. I'm glad for this site and I don't feel alone at all. I wish everyone a speedy and total recovery. well, it's back to the couch with my leg on a pillow.......doh!



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