50 And Never Broke a Single Bone

Actually, all three bones in my left arm were severly broken to the point of each bone protuded thru the skin in my arm.  It was a head on collision and the other driver was driving one of those jacked up truck. His truck ran right over my mid size auto and the wonderful EMS crew had to use the jaws of life to get me out of my pancaked car.


 


I was in the hospital for 3 months before being well enough to leave for a little while before numerous surgurys.  My upper humorous bone remained broken for three years and numerous surgical attempts to fuse the bone went without success.  By the time I finally had all 3 bone fused together I was subjected to over 12 surgical procedures.  I feel greatful that the surgeons were able to save my arm especially since they told from the start that I should be prepared to have my arm amputated.


 


The reason I am sharing this story is because the evening of the crash I had been at a local pub and consumed far to much alcohol.  The other driver was not at fault.  I was the guilty party that caused this wreck.  I was playing what my friends used to call "Don Fool" by driving in the wrong lane to make the oncoming traffic swerve and go over the shoulder of their lane into someones lawn.  Only problem, I was so drunk I didn't even realize I was playing this fooish game

stowedl stowedl
46-50, M
1 Response Dec 10, 2006

I'm glad you are okay and didn't lose your arm! You were lucky! But the question is, did you learn from this experience? I got a brother who killed a guy while driving drunk but that didn't stop him he has 6 Dui's. Anyway, I don't want to get preachy here, I am just sincerely glad that you are okay and I thank you for sharing your story!