Sunday, August 28, 2011

I'm alive....really!

It was questionable for a while.  We made it to Texas, and moved in with my mom.

I started working right away, and we just finished our first week of school.  I loved 2nd grade, but I LOVE 4th grade.  They can do so many things!!!  I think it's going to be a great year!

After my first day of orientation at my new school.....I went to crossfit.

I did a box jump.

I missed.

I saw my insides coming out.  Seriously.  I can totally deal with blood and guts, but yet I cannot deal with vomit?  Go figure.

Blood was going everywhere and my coach ran to get his first aid kit and try to stop the bleeding.  We couldn't get it to stop.  I managed to make it to my car before I started crying, and I called my friend Abbey.  I told her what happened, and she asked if I wanted her to come to the er with me.  Of course!

The before.

This was after they cleaned it out.  You can see my fat. Ewwwwww!  It was really deep......

My friend Abbey kept me laughing, and also documented everything.  Here's me with one of my fat globules. (I had worked out, excuse the disheveled look!)


Abbey and I hanging out in the er.


We both have teenage girls who are in the stage that you always have to have two fingers in every picture.  Strange children.  (My shirt is totally making me look fat here, ugh.)

The after picture.

Very gross.  9 stitches.  There was not much to sew together, so they had to yank my skin together tightly.

This happened after work, Monday.  So I returned to my second day at my school gimping around. By Wednesday my leg was 4 times what it should have been, so I was back in the er, and put on super strong antibiotics.  By Friday, I was back in the er, and they cut my stitches off, cleaned out my infected leg, and sewed it back together.  Good times.  Good times.

The moral of the story, is have a great friend who isn't grossed out by blood, and always jump super high on a box jump and don't miss!

9 comments:

Jessica said...

I've been following on Facebook. I couldn't imagine. I hope it is better now!

On a Journey said...

I am guessing that was your calf. Both my husband and a good friend in high school took off the entire top layer of their shin doing box jumps. They still have indented scars to this day. It took it down to the bone so it was pretty nasty. I always thanked my lucky stars that it never happened to me. I can see how it is easy to do.

Vintage Love and Photographs said...

I have no idea what a box jump is but I know I don't want to do it seeing your pictures lol

RetroRocketGal said...

Oh, that's just terrible, terrible, terrible!!! Thank goodness for your coach and friend. Glad they were able to put you back together. Whatever a box jump is, I'll be sure to avoid it.

Lou said...

oh man that is horrible, so glad your okay now. box jumps are vicious!

McMGrad89 said...

Blech!! Lessons to live by. What a start to your school year!

Glad you are okay now. I was in the area this past week, but was so busy. Still want to get together. No box jumps though. :-)

Abbey said...

It was on the middle of her shin and was so deep! Sadly, they wouldn't allow her to put some of her "fat globules" in a jar to take home. We laughed pretty hard when the soldier cleaning out her wound said he couldn't tell us anything specific because he had never passed Anatomy & Physiology!! Someone looked up McDreamy (her doctor) on FB - he told us too! - and I watched a new mommy's baby carrier for her in the waiting room because her hands were full with her 3 week old who needed to be seen. The gum and M&M's were a tasty snack. Eventually,I was pretty sure our laughing was irritating to everyone so I stepped back. If it hadn't been for the pain and the blood - it was pretty fun! HA!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Oh man! That looks so awful!!! I'm sorry to hear that it happened. Hopefully it's doing much better!

Laura Lohr | My Beautiful Life said...

Good Lord! You sure look calm in the face of such a deep cut! Wow!

On another note, I am so glad you made it to Texas safely.