Saturday, July 12, 2008

The Expected

They say all motorcyclists have got into an accident or WILL get into an accident in their lifetime. Unfortunately, Mark got into his first (and I hope, last) accident this morning. Him and his friend apparently went biking up a mountain and slid in gravel. I brought him to the E.R. and the diagnosis: Acromio-Clavicular separation TYPE 3 of 6 with 6 being the worst. Unluckily, his RIGHT arm which is his DOMINANT is the one injured. According to doctors and upon viewing the x-rays, about 3 ligaments were torn causing this separation. We have talked to a couple orthopedics and his options are either surgery or therapy. I don't know the exact details of the accident since obviously I wasn't there, but Mark's condition could have been much worse. As of now, we are researching on which treatment is best for him long term. Hopefully, things will get better. About two weeks ago after coming home from a 2-month deployment, Mark's shipmate got into a motorcycle accident under the influence. Shortly after a few days, he died. He was only 19 y/o. It's very sad to just even think about it. So for all you motorcyclists out there, PLEASE BE VERY EXTRA CAREFUL AS YOU ONLY HAVE ONE LIFE TO LIVE.