Bad News Blues

As I impatiently sat in a waiting room at Detroit Children’s Hospital with my family, I had a “gut” feeling that the news I was about to receive wasn’t going to be good or something I wanted to hear. The Chief Orthopedic Surgeon evaluated all of the X-rays, Bone Scans, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) results and all the other tests that he ordered and was now ready to tell me how he could “fix” me with his recommendation. The doctor told us that he wanted to amputate my left leg all the way to my hip. I thought my life as over and hated the world.
My journey to that point began when I was on my way to a band concert to play the flute in middle school and I fell down the steps to my ...

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my mom made me an appointment to my pediatrician. He took X-rays which showed something abnormal, so he referred me to an orthopedic surgeon.
My first of several appointments at Detroit’s Children’s Hospital was very frightening for me; everything from the smell of the hospital to the freezing cold rooms. I met the Chief Orthopedic Surgeon and his three to four Residents for the first time with my family. They spoke with their big medical terminology, which made everything sound even more upsetting.
My family members were my best support system. I was very blessed to have them. They were there for every appointment, test, and procedure. They always encouraged me to have faith in God and let “His” will be done and trust that there was a reason for why we were going through this and that something good would come from this.
I was using crutches or a cane from the beginning. It was hard socially and made me feel “out of place.” I felt that I wasn’t like all the other people my ...

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Added: 9/8/2011 03:42:47 AM
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Category: Personal Writing
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