Thursday, October 12, 2006
In case you were wondering why it's been longer than usual (has it?) since I've updated my blog, have I got a story for you!Actually, I'm writing this from the hospital and my friend is helping me post it. My long weekend started off really well and camping was great. It was only on the last day that things took a turn for the worse...
On Tuesday morning I slipped when I was walking and felt something "pop." It was really wierd and painful. I rested for about 20 minutes, and founds I could still stand, so I figured it was OK. I felt more pain as I was going up the stairs to go home, and then it happend: I lifted my leg to get on the scooter, putting all my weight on the other leg,then promptly collapsed. It was one of the strangest feelings in the world. Like there were no bones in my leg. I lay on the ground screaming and drawing a large crowd of onlookers. Later I would discover that I had dislocated my ankle and fractured my tibia.
Have I mentioned yet that this all happened in Taroko Gorge? As I waited for an ambulance to come, many stopped to help, and one even took a picture without permission. Anyways, I made it down into the hospital and have already had surgery to put everything back together and hold it there with metal. So now I'm stuck in a bed for awhile. But not in too much pain anymore. I'll update again when I get a chance.