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By: Kristyn Yielding
I was in 5th grade when it happened. It was after school on a Thursday, I was outside playing tag with my friends and my sisters friends, Kaitlynn, Collen, Devan, and Kayleigh, (Kayleigh is my sister). Collen was it so I ran to the street light where you would not be it once you touched it. I was running kinda fast so I was off the curb a little bit and yelled, "not it!" All I heard back was, "watch out!" From Kayleigh when everything went black for a moment and then I was on the ground with everyone standing over me. I felt a stab of pain in my left knee and told Kayleigh to get my mom but she just stood there. "Go get mom!" I yelled at her and she took off. My mom came over and looked me over and asked what happened. I was in a lot of pain so Collen and Devan explained and my mom got my dad and they helped me walk. That’s when I started crying. My mom drove me to the hospital and I had to be carried to a wheelchair by one of the nurses. After a few painful x-rays and pain meds the doctor told us when the bike hit me the way I fell I had dislocated my knee and in doing so chipped off part of my femur and the sliver got stuck. I was told surgery was needed and id need a cast for a while and I was shown how to use crutches. Fast forward to a month later and I got my surgery. They had to drill holes in my knee so fake cartilage would grow and they also told me in the future. I spent a week in a wheel chair after that. It wasn’t so bad, my friends got to push me around the halls, but all to soon I went back to crutches and that’s when physical therapy started. 9 months of working out my leg because the muscles were weak due to lack of walking on it. I did really well and I was able to walk without using crutches in no time but I wasn’t allowed to swim for half the summer and couldn’t run until 6th grade was pretty much over. I still have some side effects like not being able to properly sit on my knees without my knee hurting and I also cant feel my scars very well, meaning when I touch them the skin feels numb. It's all right though, because besides those few problems I'm completely normal, nothing else is really wrong and I'm 100% healthy and normal again.