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  • Submitted by: hwyggnkh132
  • on October 16, 2008
  • Category: Psychology
  • Length: 405 words

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Below is an essay on "ALMOST RIPPING MY LEG CHANGED MY LIFE" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

Dislocating and breaking my leg changed my life. In October of 1978 I was attending

Oakland City College. My best friend and I were goofing around in the comma area with two

other guys. We are horse playing shoving each other around just having fun. T he other two guys

are bigger so it was attack and run. I take out the door and jump from the deck, which is about

Eight feet high at the time, I did not know that I had broken a bone my leg. I continued down the hill and

went to jump over a stone wall and my foot caught on the wall and dislocated my knee ninety

Degrees out of Socket. .

The first thing the other three guys take me to the hospital. There they put my leg back in

place and wrap up my knee and tell me that I need an orthopedic Dr. So I drive home which is

about 70 miles .My mom takes   me to the hospital in Bedford and they send me IUPUI   .

Where they operate on my leg twice then put it in a cast for six mouths. They tell me that I will

have to wear a brace the rest   of   my life.

AT first when I got home, I felt mad and angry .Then I know that would have to live with

it. Therefore, I started walking with one crutch to build up my knee and lifting weights. I could

only lift   ten pounds to start with. Soon I could walk a little without any support. It took about  

four mouths before I was able to walk fairly will and at six mouths I could do almost anything I

had done before. I bought a dirt bike and started playing softball. Was able to get a job as a

mechanic and had to be able stand all day. I sometimes think softball was not a good ideal now

as I have arthritis in my both my knees.
When I went back to Dr. Kittlecamp he laughed and said he wished that a lot of patients

would ignore a Drs. advice. People can over come a lot of sit backs if they will just try.   I still

wonder what my life would have been if I had finished school. That is hindsight so I guess I will

never know ....

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