From Skating Bliss to Bone Breaks: A New Year’s Tale of Second Son

Actually, when I was posting New Year’s greetings, Second Son had already broken his bones.

At the beginning of the year, he took on the challenge of ice skating with his child and ended up with a snap.

Due to the New Year’s holiday, finding a medical facility was challenging, but somehow, he managed to get checked out four hours after the fracture, much to everyone’s amusement.

Now, it’s been 12 days since his hospitalization. Apart from the procedure of embedding three rods into the bones to stabilize the displaced ankle caused by the dislocated fracture, not much progress has been made, and Second Son remains in a state with an unclear future.

It seems that he is scheduled for surgery next Tuesday, and he received an explanation of the procedure. As he had only received a broad explanation of his injury, he inquired about the planned surgery while receiving the detailed explanation.

He was told during his hospitalization, “It’s one of the severe fractures.” However, as expected, the situation is such that, in simpler terms, there might be lingering effects (it might not return to its original state).

With fractures in both the fibula and tibia and a torn ligament connecting them, it appears that Second Son has quite a complicated situation. Even activities like manual labor and mountain hiking seem challenging without careful observation after the two-month post-surgery period.

And then, the first words from his wife upon their first scheduled post-hospital meeting: “You don’t look as thin as I thought.”