Suparman Did NOT Save Me!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Several people have asked how I broke my ankle and I promised to let everyone know as soon as I could write it all out.

Three of us were traveling from Branson, Missouri to Bardstown, Kentucky and stopped in Metropolises, Illinois to see the Super Man Statue.

My friends wanted some more pictures so I took their cameras and walked to the point in the star that was raised about two feet above the ground. There was a fence around the outside of the star with a couple of steps up at the point. I climbed up the steps, took the pictures and while looking at a camera I stepped forward instead of down! Needless to say forward is not where I went. I think that the heel of my right foot hit the step below as I fell forward and that is what caused the break. My other leg sustained some scratches and the middle finger of my right had was a little sore but that was it. All the damage was on my right ankle with two bones being broken. One was the tibia which I believe came through the skin and then another bone on the other side of the ankle. Superman was right there but he did NOT save me!

Because of where the Superman statue is located the local police were there in moments and the ambulance with medics right behind.

When I went to lift my leg we saw the my right leg wen in a strange angle because of the break and I was told to put my leg back down and not lift it again. I was asked about the level of pain and explained that it was minimal. They were surprised.

Because of where we were located the policy was to take the patient to the best facility even if it meant crossing a state line so I was taken across the river to Paducah, Kentucky where the best orthopedic hospital and surgeon was and was in the operating room around 4:30 p.m. because ex-rays and some equipment was needed first. I do not remember some of this so must have been given something that put me out. I do remember leaving for the hospital but I do not remember arriving nor being in the emergency room or having x-rays taken. I was conscious when they were removing my clothes and asked them to save my new culottes if possible but just cut my underclothes off. Go figure.

I do remember waiting to go into the operating room and then it was the next morning and I was up on the 5th floor.

Anyway do not count on Superman helping you if you take a tumble even if you are standing right in front of him.

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    WOW! I hope you are up and around soon. That must have been one heck of a landing. emoticon
    1381 days ago
    Oh yes, I had read that and forgot...........perhaps we should rely more on the Superwoman within us...........more reliable if you know what I mean....
    1676 days ago
    O good lord, Jane!!!!

    Just hearing about your tibia coming out of your leg brought back horrible memories of my youngest child breaking her arm and the radius coming thru her skin!

    She said the same thing that you did... that it" didn't hurt that bad"... GAH... my thoughts are that the two of you were in shock.

    So sorry this happened to you... good to see you didn't lose your sense of humor... good that help was nearby and a good hospital... that you are currently on the mend.

    1856 days ago
    Stupid superman!
    At least you have great memories with your family.
    Take care.
    1872 days ago
    Jane, I'm sorry Superman let you down. Sweetie I am so happy your are healing and all I can say is we never know what will happen, so glad you got good medical help.
    1884 days ago
    Oh! So sorry Jane! Glad you did not have much pain, at that point anyway. I would have said, "Put me out and wake me up when it's over", LOL.

    Glad they had a brain and took you to the best hospital.
    1884 days ago
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    emoticon with Superman!!!! So glad you got to the best hospital and got the best care emoticon Personally, I'm glad you don't remember a lot about what happened! Let the healing continue and I' will keep you in my prayers emoticon

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    1886 days ago
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    1888 days ago
    OH Jane, I am so sorry to hear of your ankle brake. I wish I could be there to help you. Did you have to have pins put in? No Superman does not help, only good doctors, family and good friends, some of those might be considered Supermen. I told you that IL was a rough state. lol Hugs Karen
    1890 days ago
    Well maybe Superman had his mind on Lois Lane..................so sorry you went thru all that but you got the best medical help...............so now be patient and let your body heal..............then beat the snot outta Superman!!
    1890 days ago
    What a let down Superman. I am so sorry to hear about your
    ankle and I hope that you are starting to heal well.
    Take it easy.
    1890 days ago
    1890 days ago
    oh my gracious sakes .... I had no idea you went though all that .... I sure hope it heals well and you are back to normal soon ..... you would have thought ole superman would have flown down to catch you !! Roc
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    1890 days ago
    Boy.......what a mess, Jane.......better fire Superman!!!!!
    1890 days ago
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