Something You Probably Didn’t Know About Me.
We were newly married, living in the ghetto in a small apartment just in that newly married love. We had decided when Zach received the call one day that we were ready to find somewhere new to live. We started looking and I found these townhomes that I just knew were the place that I wanted to live, start my little family, and make memories there. They were just starting to build them and they were for purchase only, no renting for the initial phase. I walked through the model and just knew it was the place for me to live. I had this feeling in my heart that it was the place where we would bring home our first baby, burn lots of meals, laugh, giggle, cry, and have so many different memories. I told Zach “This is it. This is where we are meant to be.” After a few weeks we decided to do it. We went and met with them and started picking out things for our new home. I was giddy inside. The process started of building. We decided on day when it was framed to go and walk through it. Sheetrock had been delivered but not hung yet. I remember walking through and going to look out the window (in a unit that wasn’t even ours). That is when it happened, the stack of sheetrock fell crushing my left leg. Zach couldn’t lift it off, I couldn’t move. He finally got it up high enough that I could wiggle out and he picked me up, looked at me, and said “let’s get out of here”. He ran to the car, set me down, and at that moment I knew I had broken my leg, my tibia was broken all the way through. I told Zach and he said I didn’t know what I was talking about but he was going to take me to the doctor. I called my mom, I was in shock, but as soon as I muttered out the words “I broke my leg” it became a reality. I started sobbing. What in the world had just happened to me?
I had to have surgery and now have two screws and a full titanium rod through my left leg to stabilize it. My leg from that day forward has never been the same. Most days it is alright, but some days I can’t even stand to put weight on it with out horrible pain. I have been to doctors and no one can figure out why I have random pain that is so awful. It is so hard to not let the pain from my leg keep me from being active, playing with King and working out. I have found what I am able to do and what just doesn’t work for me anymore. Some days I totally use it as an excuse of why I can’t work out ha, but for the most part I am just frustrated with it.
— It also doesn’t help that on my same leg (left leg) in high school I tore my ACL and meniscus so I have a total of 4 screws, bone grafting, missing part of my patella tendon, and a titanium rod on that leg. We always joke that it is my bionic leg ha.
I have found a few things that help, make it so I am at least able to make the pain manageable after working out at my screw sites and with my knee. I have loved using Biofreeze®. It seems to be the only thing that really helps to loosen my muscles and joints so I am able to keep being active and doing the things that I love. I put it on before and after I workout or have a long day on my feet. I love that Biofreeze® Pain Reliever products are as effective as ice for treating pain, but without the drippy bag and much more convenient for on-the-go, because who really has time for hauling ice around? It doesn’t take a prescription which I also love and I love that it is a safe and effective pain relief alternative because they are non-systemic, non-narcotic, and contain no NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), salicylates or addictive substances. It truly has been game changing in helping me to be able to be the mama that I want to be and to keep my body in shape and healthy.
Do you have any crazy stories of things that have happened to you that change your life from that moment forward with out any notice? I would also love to hear what workout routines you are currently doing and what works for you. I am always looking to switch up my current routine and to try something new!
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