How my little pony saved my leg Sunshine Blossom!3GqYIJ3Obs No.2500143
on October 8, 2010 I wen't to a motocross race to compete ( dirtbike racing for who ever doesn't know). Every thing was going just fine, until my last race of the night, it was 11pm and I had been riding since 2pm earlier that day so i was extremely tired, two laps until i would have finished the race and been done for the night, but unfortuantly i lost control of the bike and crashed terribly. Thinking it was only a broken leg the on site ambulance took me to the hospital, thinking that they would set the bone and i would be going home in a few hours. A half hour later I was sitting in one of the E.R rooms, and I hear a Helicopter land on top of the hospital, a few minutes later the crew comes down and says they are going to airlift me to Erlanger Teaching hospital in Chattanooga Tennessee ( I was in Calhoun, GA ). I, being medicated on morphine, thought nothing of it as i was pretty delusional. 15 Minutes pass in the helicopter and we land, then i get to wait 45 minutes in the Pre-O.R room, with my leg swollen up to think i weighed 350lb. Once i finally get into the O.R they quickly put me under and start the operation, which i don't even know what it is yet.
What feels like 5 minutes was actually 7 hours, I wake up still medicated but i see an external Fixator with 6 pins drilled into me, 2 on in my femur, 2 in my tibia, and two in both sides of my
foot, confuse I asked what happened to my leg? My surgeon came in and showed me the x-rays, i had shattered my Tibial plateau, Tore my meniscus, and ripped and tore apart an artery all in my left leg. It wouldn't have been so serious if i hadn't torn the artery. They did a vein transplant, in which they took a vein from my right leg and replaced my damaged artery with it. They said my leg was without blood flow for so long that i had a 75/25% chance that i would loose it, 25% that id keep it. so i was pretty worried about that for the first day. Friday came along and i was laying in my hospital bed watching t.v bored as hell, I was flipping through the chanels and at 1:30 the very first episode of MLP;FIM was premiering, I am a 15 year old 6" tall 170lb male motocross racer, most wouldn't think i would be interested in a show about ponies, so i just changed the chanell, after flipping through all of the channels they had i eventually got back to the HUB were 2 minutes of the show had already passed, I thought to my self how i liked the animation so i said screw it and i watched the whole episode, I was amazed!!! it felt like i was back in the early 2000's again, the characters, the animation, everything was just perfect.
A week went by and a couple more surgeries, so 3 surgeries done out of 5 that i had done, and part 2 was on at 1:30 Friday the 17th, me being excited watched the whole episode and once again amazed on how good a show about ponies could be, the morals that it taught, and how to always believe and never gave up pretty much gave me the strength to stay strong and don't never give up. They said it was a miracle that i kept my leg, and that i would have full function of it eventually, when I finally got home, i was forced to sleep on the couch because my bed room was up stairs, I had set my DVR for 1:30 every Friday because i had physical therapy on Fridays at 2pm so i couldn't watch it, and every Friday night i would watch it and fall asleep feeling great, aside from the pain in my leg XD
8 months later I am back on the bike, Racing again always keeping in mind that MLP;FIM was the reason i was able to get back on.
Pic is of me like 5 minutes after waking up from my first surgery, so i was completely out of it, i don't even remember my dad taking the picture.