Broken

I was strong, I ran, I worked on my furniture, I represented clients in court.

An accident changed all.

Slipped on the stairs; landed on my back, laying on my left leg; it was bent just above the knee; near to passing out; pulled the leg from under me; reset the broken femur myself; dragged my body back to the top of the stairs; passed out.

Awoke in the hospital, leg in traction, choked by a neck brace.

Skilled surgeon put a rod in my femur, it is held in place by screws.

Home now rebuilding my strength, learning to be “encumbered.”

Strength will return, spring is approaching, eventually I will return to my country home to plant the garden.

Nathan A. Busch

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