Pins, plates, and broken bones
As most of you know, almost one year ago, I was in a motorcycle accident. Not my fault, but that didn't seem to matter to my leg--which kept me couch and bed ridden for 2 straight months. My tibia was split down the middle--kind of like you would chop a piece of firewood--and it required surgery, plates and pins. As seen below, I also got a cool 9" of surgical staples to hold the skin around my leg.
It's funny, all of the pain and suffering wasn't even the worst part. During the second week of my incapacitation, my wonderful girlfriend left for work and accidentally left the TV on and the remote control out of my reach. At this point in my recovery, I was unable to move without help and had to lay on the couch, helplessly watching what was left on the television: "Legally Blonde 2" followed by "Tuck Everlasting". It was the most excruciating day of my ordeal.
It's now almost a year later and I'm about 95% healed. A lot of people got in touch with me through portlandbeer.org to wish me well and I wanted to say thanks! Thanks! To return the favor, I've posted some new photos for you to "enjoy". Cheers!
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