I Took A Tumble

Hey everyone,

Just thought it was about time to give you all an update about my health. I have been in the hospital since the Friday after Thanksgiving in Oakland, CA after a pretty nasty fall down a steep, rocky hill. I was rushed by ambulance to Marin County General’s ER and ICU and moved over to Kaiser Hospital in Oakland to have major surgery done to my left hip.

The injury count at this point is:

  • Fractured left scapula
  • Fractured C6 vertebra
  • Two fractured ribs
  • Broken hip socket
  • Fractured pelvis
  • Collapsed lung
  • Damaged kidney and liver
  • And all the other lovely little things I picked up in the hospital… I.e. Staph infection and pneumonia

I won’t be able to walk without assistance for about 2 months but all things considered, it could have been much, much worse.

As bad as that all sounds, I’ve really come to appreciate my family and friends that have been visiting me, taking care of me, offering words of encouragement, etc.

I was initially roommates with a man who was very rude to the staff and extremely negative, in general. This guy had no one to take care of him or even visit. His own father barely stopped by during the week we were roommates. He would curse and complain about his situation but failed to see that he was a direct product of all of his own negativity. I guess what I’m trying to say is to treat the people around you with as much love and kindness as possible. Let them know how you feel about them and hopefully it will all come back around in a time of need.

So thanks everyone who has reached out to wish me well! I will be back to my goofy, dancing self as soon as possible!

K

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