I thought that everything was normal until I saw the thickness of my medical file. Thesheets of size 8.5" X 14" formed a pile thicker than
dictionary. My reaction hasbeen "
Wow, my case is so thick, I must be an important case
I was in complete shock.My doctor asked me if I was okay. I said, "
He then told me that plaster they put onme would stay for the three following weeks, I should then return here to have the cast remove.Then I had to stay 3 more weeks in bed without moving so my bones would mend at their best.At this point, I would be given crutches that I could use to get around in the house and find back some use of my legs. At my last appointment, he will give me his opinion on my health.Back at home, for the everyday routine, I ate, did my schoolwork and was attended for basiccare (hygiene). I also received a few family visits. I had so much time that it seemedinterminable to me. What happens when you have all the time in the world? You think a lot.There is nothing else to do, therefore we do associations. One erroneous I did was this "
Dad killed me and I killed him because we both died in the accident
Nobody at home had any ideaof my real situation. Therefore, I waited more than anyone.One day, Mom told me "
You will go for your last visit to the hospital Friday and then wewill know your real situation is
I remember that mom could not take a day off that day. Mybrother Daniel came with me to the hospital as my legal guardian. Finally something washappening.My doctor was a man who spoke in a quiet voice. I felt like I was really important to him.At the last visit, I saw that the thickness of my file had changed a lot. The stack had decreasedwhich showed me that my case had evolved. Slowly, I walked from the wheelchair to sit in thechair in front of him.He said "
I didn’t know
you could walk. Is it painful?
"I had the feeling that to do so without pain was what surprised him the most. I told him no.I stopped using the crutches because they have been wrongly adjust to me and it was hurting toomuch under my armpits so after once I never used them. I forced myself to walk back and forthfrom the bedroom to the bathroom."
No doctor, it
s just that I
stay on the first floor where my room and the bathroom are located and becoming bore to death so I went down to the ground floor where the kitchen and living room are located. I saw my family, I ate there and I was watching TV.The more I used the stairs to go up and down was the best because I exercised my legs to be more flexible and then it was then much easier to walk, that
".Just between us, I can tell you that I used the stairs a lot, often for no reason just because itwas good for my legs and it was fun too. Apart from reading books, doing my schoolwork andwatching TV, it was the only activity I had.