After getting roughed up something awful in a traffic accident, Will Hoge has written a blog post about the incident and his recovery. Not for the faint of heart.
Then comes Saturday. I’m a bit more together. I’m starting to see better. I’m remembering and helped to remember conversations that’ve gone on the last few days.
Yes I’m still hurting a lot.
100 stitches in my face. I look like warmed death. My left eye was almost ripped out. My entire forehead looked like chopped ground beef. All my top teeth were drilled with lace holes and weaved in with some high end metal dental floss. My nose is cut down the middle. My lips are cut, gashed, etc from top to bottom on both sides. I’ve got random gashes up and down both arms. I’ve got a broken sternum. Ribs 4, 5, 6 and 7 are smashed on my left side. My left side has a broken clavicle. Both of my shoulder blades are broken.
I had a partially collapsed lung. Stomach to chest is covered in gashes. My right nipple is almost cut off. All my back is one bile colored and black bruise. My left leg is strained everywhere from the foot up. My right femur was a shattered compound fracture and the knee cap 8 tiny pieces. There’s now a rod where my femur was and a mess of screws, wires. etc holding together my new knee cap.
So all in all, I’m a lucky fucking dude.
Go read the whole thing here.