Re: broken BOTH heel bones recovery

I'm 37 years old and Sept 30 06 was the worst day of my life. We went by boat to a rope swing, The swing had 2 ropes in a huge pine tree in Shalimar Florida.We were playing with the kids 6+9, and some family. Of course when it was my turn, I was going to out do everyone. Yeah I went the highest and fell the hardest. I landed in about two foot of water on sandy bottom. Pain came too fast, I knew that I messed up. After the 100' swim 3 mile boat ride to the marina, the ambulance techs carried me off the boat on a backboard.
When I got to the hospital they did x-rays and ct's. I found out that I in my left foot I had shattered my heel, a broken fibula and ankle bone. In my right foot I had shattered my heel and a broken tibia.
Because of answered prayers and applying ice to both ankles on the way to the ambulance they were able to do surgery the next day. They installed plates in both heels. I spent a week in the hospital, most of the time with a pain relief drip in my iv. I went home with splints for 2 more weeks. Then I received my casts for 3 weeks. At 4 weeks from the accident I was able to put my feet down below my heart without much pain.
This is my 6th week since the accident. I am a lineman for the local power company. They have treated me well with my sick pay. I hope to return back to work. God will provide as always, we are so blessed.

Posted By Brian Reeves on November 13, 2006 at 15:52:48:

In Reply to: Re: broken heel bone recovery posted by Tony campbell on February 19, 2006 at 20:16:52:

Helps strengthen the kneecap mechanism by applying pressure on the tendon above the kneecap as well. This tends to reduce the forces of the quadriceps on the patella tendon and erosion of the under surface of the kneecap due to a possible misalignment of the quadriceps (Q-angle).

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