I'm Broken...

Trip Start Jul 18, 2009
Trip End Jun 08, 2011

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

For this blog, I need everyone to go grab their violins and begin playing please.

(begin violins)

It only took 28 years, but I have finally broken my first bone. :-(. This past weekend I played in a soccer tournament at my school. I play goalkeeper and as an opposing player was coming towards my goal with the ball, i dove out to take it from him. I gainned possesion of the ball (he didn't score) but we both collided and his foot went right into the back of my hand. Now it hurt like a @#$%&er but I fed off the adrenaline and played a full game and a half after that. Thinking it was just a bad bruise, I went home and iced it. But after two days, it was massively red, purple, and swollen (thats what she said). So I went to the hospital yesterday for xrays and sure enough the bone in my right hand (I have typed this whole thing with my left) that connects to my ring finger was broken completely in half! Yikes. So my hand is currently in a hard cast and I am going to have surgery on it this weekend. They are going to permanently put a metal plate in my hand to connect the bones. Fun Fun!

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UPDATE: I just came home from surgery yesterday. I am feeling fine and the hand is ok. The cast they put on feels a lot better than the previous one. Everything went well. Got there Friday morning and they hooked my up to I.V. and I kinda just waited in my room until about 2:30 they took me to the surgery room, stuck a 35ft needle in my neck to numb my right arm, through a shot of sleepy-time medicine in my I.V. and when I awoke, they were wrapping my hand! Bada Boom, done. And thankfully I did not get a full anesthesia so I woke up feeling fine and dont have any nausea or anything. Arm was numb for about 4 hours after that though. That was funny. Anyways I stayed overnight (typical in Thailand for any type of surgery no matter how minor) and the nurses came in about every 2.5 seconds throughout the night. But I was able to get some sleep. In the AM the doctor came by and showed me the xray. It looks like my ring-finger bone has a metal rib cage around it. And thats in my hand forever so I have one of those cool "let this guy fly even though he set off the metal detectors" slip that I have to carry around with me for the rest of my life. At about 11am, they gave me a zillion pills to take home and released me, Hand feels better every second that goes by and I am getting used to doing EVERYTHING with my left hand. Have to go in Friday to get it redressed, the after about 5 more days the cast comes off and I am good as new!!

Not the funnest thing in the world, but I thank God that I have lived my life this long and this is the only broken bone i have had. I know there are many people out there who have endured much worse than this, so my heart goes out to you. Overall it went as best as it could and this is another life experience that I had in Thailand that I will never forget.

Thank you all for reading! Have some more trips planned soon so keep checking back for new blogs. Thank you all for your love and support. I love you all so much and God bless you!!!

-Jason :-D
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