Thursday, September 2, 2010

On Location In Vicodin Land

I am writing from the soft, fuzzy, pink land of Vicodin. Last Tuesday I was in a freak industrial accident at work involving a go-cart, a wall, and a poorly placed leg. As a result, I have completely destroyed my left knee. Today is the first day that I have felt up to writing, and not had insurance companies, MRI's, doctors visits, etc. to deal with. For those that care, or wish to gloat in the case of the lefties, I tore the Anterior Cruciate, Posterior Cruciate, Lateral Collateral and Medial Collateral ligaments. For anyone that is curious, that is four of the six tendons in the knee torn to various degrees, mostly completely. Additionally I tore the Medial Meniscus, messed up the knee-cap somehow (I can not read the medical mumbo-jumbo), joint effusion (blood in the joint), Marrow Edema (deep bone bruise) and as the cherry on top, a tibia fracture with road rash like you would not believe. Let us not forget the myriad of parti-colored bruises that run from my hip to the sole of my foot. So now my knee functions more like a swivel rather than a hinge, pretty cool huh? I bet you are all jealous. Fortunately the the doctors are pretty good at repairing this sort of injury, and hopefully one surgery will be all that is necessary. Hopefully it will not be too long before I am out of the body shop. Anywho, I will be resuming my writing tomorrow, and most likely it will be prolific as I now have nothing but time. Be well and I will write again tomorrow.

10 comments:

Proof said...

Sorry to hear about the accident. Hope you get to feeling better soon!

fuzzys dad said...

Get well soon

commoncents said...

Thank You for posting this!!!
Steve
Common Cents
http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

Right Wing Extreme said...

Proof,
Thanks for your well wishes. Hopefully they can put Humpty-Dumpty back together again.

Right Wing Extreme said...

Fuzzy,
I am starting to feel better, and I can walk for a bit without the crutches, but it tires me out. Hopefully my cane arrives soon, and OHSU makes my appointment soon.

Right Wing Extreme said...

Common Cents,
Thanks for using my pain to flog you blog.

Hayden said...

Hope all the best for your recovery! Sounds like a nightmare. I look forward to your future posts.

Right Wing Extreme said...

Hayden,

Thank you for your well wishes. I am not sure that this experience is an all up nightmare, but it is definitely not the kind of dream that you wake up from with a smile. Thank you for reading.

Ron Russell said...

Hope you get better soon. Came across you quite by accident. Proof and others on your blogroll often come to my sites. I see we think alike! I've added you to two of my primary conservative blogs. The first is TOTUS at http://totus-blog.blogspot.com and the second is Obama Cartoons at http://obamacartoon.blogspot.com. I employ the drop down menu as you do due to length of my blogrolls. Check me out and if you wish to link back that would be great. I'm looking forward to this fall's elections and slamming the dems at every turn.

Right Wing Extreme said...

Ron,
Thank you for reading and your well wishes. I will definitely check your site out. I too look forward to watching those corrupt commy bastards fall. It will be more than satisfying to watch their fragile self-images crack when the people rise up to throw them out of their self-delusional ivory towers, preferably from the top.