This was about 36 hours after injury. It got worse. (Image by Rob Kall) DetailsDMCA
I was hamstrung.... literally. My right hamstring tore completely when I was playing in my racquetball league's playoffs. (Yes, I did stretch before starting.) And I can use your help.
The hamstring is the muscle you sit on, just below your butt. When it tears completely, it is disconnected from the pelvis. Slave owners used to hamstring slaves to prevent escape. Hamstring tears usually occur during athletic activity.
When mine tore, two days later, half my thigh turned purple, from the blood from the injury, a day later, a good part of my leg below my knee was also purple. An MRI made it clear that all three parts of my hamstring were completely torn.
I had a complete tear, without avulsion. The surgery is pretty much the same.I had surgery this past Friday and was back to working on the website(at home, in bed) the next day.
It's been bad news. I'm on crutches (found them the day before surgery at a second hand store for $3) and I'm in a hip brace for six weeks. The medical bills are quickly mounting, even though I have health insurance. The next three months are going to be very tough, just getting by. And I haven't really done much to raise donations.
So this is a very tight situation. There's only one way to get through this rough spot. That's with your help. If you've never donated, please make a donation now. If it's been a long time, please come back and make a generous one. If you are not a paid premium member, please purchase a membership.
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I am recovering from the surgery pretty well. I went off the strong pain meds in less than 24 hours and stopped the Naprosyn a few days later. I was afraid of how I'd manage in the shower and on the toilet (the brace prevents your hip from bending more than 45 degrees. So I found a toilet seat raiser on Craigslist for $10 and a shower seat, which I didn't end up needing, for $5). I read that the pain gets worse after two or three days. Fortunately that didn't happen to me. I'm hobbling around, getting used to crutches and
But the medical bills are really a problem. I hope you'll help.
Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.
He's given talks and workshops to Fortune
500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered
first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and
Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful
people on his Bottom Up Radio Show,
and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and
opinion sites, OpEdNews.com
more detailed bio:
Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.