First of all, I want to thank this wonderful site for allowing me to come here, and share my story, my pain, and what may lie ahead for my future.
In 2006 I had a tragic event that happened to me while I was in for a 30 minute outpatient procedure. I was under General Anesthesia so I had to wake up before that 30 minute outpatient procedure changed my whole life as it turned into an 8 day hospital with another major surgery, and one coming up at the end of this month. (September) 08. My own surgeon made some critical errors in judgment while I was in the OR. My world as I knew it would change right before my eyes, day by day.
I had a fiance' for 5 years, and he couldn't take the stress, (so he says) so he left me in August of 07. I never saw it coming. It was one of the worst things I had ever experienced. After the pain of the initial shock wore off, I realized It wasnt so much about him leaving, but the way he did it. (I dont feel comfortable telling how he did it in this profile,..so for now I will leave it at that.) I thought I knew this person but I never really did. For 5 years,..I was taken for a real ride, and wow!,..have I learned alot of lessons from that. I understand now it was definately for the best,..because the way he left me told me that he and I lived on two different planets in our minds and in our hearts. I dont treat people like that, and maybe my injury at the time, was God's way of letting me know this man wasnt the right person for me. If I'm with someone and they are hurt,..I stay by their side,..no matter what. Thats where he and I were different, so it would have never worked out anyway, my injury at the time or not.
Well today,..I am up and around, walking around in the mall,...(with two good legs). The only problem I have is just a bit less Range of Motion of in one that I had my surgery on. I will forever have Chronic Pain,..but through it, I still have enough Range of motion to get in the car, sit, go to the movies, walk, and each and everyday I'm getting better,.. with no more canes or crutches! :) I joined this site right before my last surgery, and I want to apologize that I havent responded to my messages. I've been in brutal physical therapy getting my leg as strong as the other one. Now that I can slack up on my PT,...yea!!!, I've got time now to get back on here and meet some really wonderful people.
I look forward to meeting good honest people. I'm and honest person and thats all anyone on here will ever get from me. All I ask for is the same thing back.