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Jim_G : My Broken Leg, April 18, 2004
Diary entry posted Thu 3:12pm 10 June 2004

On April 18, 2004 at approximately 10:30 a.m., I was cutting down a tree in my parents back yard. I was cutting my second branch of three and my cut was a little low of the wedge I had cut on the other side. So the limb did not fall. I secured the limb with rope. I went down the ladder to assess the situation. I went back up the ladder and as i was holding onto the rope it suddenly snapped and down I went about 12 feet.I apparently landed on one leg and rolled. In severe pain, i looked at my foot and I knew that I had broken my ankle. The emergency squad took me to the hospital where the surgeon said I had done a bad break. He did the repair and I spent two days in the hospital. I spent two weeks in a cast after which he removed the cast and and staples. Not a very pretty sight. He placed my leg in a splint so he could keep an eye on the wounds. He did this for three weeks and then placed me in a boot cast for an additional three weeks. Which is over this monday when I hope he will allow me to walk. Once in the boot he had me attend PT for eight sessions. The swelling has gone down and my movment has improved. Still a little stiff, but no pain.

Will keep you posted after I visit my doctor on monday



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