Blood brothers

I’ve been taking the train to and from work most days now. It’s a bit arduous navigating the ups and downs of the platforms — and the crowds — but I am happy for the speed and convenience of NJ Transit and the subway.

I usually leave from the South Orange station because it has an elevator and a raised platform. So does this other guy whose right ankle is still in a fiberglass cast and who moves around with the help of a little scooter on which he rests his knee.

The other day the elevator was broken, so I lent this guy my crutches to get up the stairs. Turns out he also has a trimalleolar fracture (which he received on the ice outside his house); also went to St. Barnabas’ emergency room; also got screwed back together by Dr. Cheema; and also woke up in the OR to loud rock music. I feel so redundant!

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  1. P.A. GIbbons

    My google alerts for “trimalleolar fx” bought me to your blog. I am 2 years status post same fracture, with a few plates and a lot of screws and I still haven’t put on a ski or a rollerblade. :(

    It is a long healing process….and I wish the best to both of you. Yeah, that scotter is great. I teach and had to use that to get around. What a workout crutches and scooters were!

    Patti in the Hudson Valley of NY


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