Hey everyone. Jason here. I wanted to take a few minutes to explain why I have not been doing as many blog posts. The reason is that I broke my leg on March 3 while counting fern baskets.
Who knew inventory was so dangerous?
There are some pre-existing factors that contributed to the break. I had cancer when I was 17 and the radiation treatment cooked the muscle and bones in my hip and thigh. When I was counting the ferns I stepped wrong and turned my ankle which shifted all my weight to my bad (left) leg. The leg took the weight at a bad angle. Also I can’t bend my left hip or knee as some of you who have seen me walk know.
So my weight is on my leg at a bad angle and my femur ends up being the stress point and it breaks into 3 pieces. Not broke in 3 place but broken into 3 pieces. Then I fall down.
The docs put a rod in my calf and put me in traction for a day. The next day they do another surgery. During this one they core out my femur then hammer in a titanium rod through it from the top down. The bruising is quite impressive.
I got to come home from the hospital in the 11th. So far the incisions/staples hurt more than the broken leg and honestly the broken leg really doesn’t hurt at all. I feel like I could walk on it but they say not to put any weight on it for 4 weeks. The docs had me up and walking with a walker (which I’m still using) 3 days after the surgery so I am mobile. Riding in a car is quite uncomfortable though.
So the plan is for me to drive or hobble around the greenhouses, look at the plants and do some blog posts then go to work on Fridays to post the weekly inventory and pictures. Hopefully we will be abke to maintain the level of posting and communication with you that we have done in the past. Being able to do mobile posts will help a lot.
If there are any plants that you want to see be sure to ask your sales rep to get some picture for you and we will get them posted for you. You all take care and I will talk to you again soon.