There were lots of great entries for the Rome Agent giveaway but this submission below gets the nod for best/worst scars. Thanks to all that entered and to be honest Im not sure if its better to win or lose this particular competition…..
Winner Josh Curry … compound Radius/Ulna fractures on both arms and lower leg scars from reconstructive nerve surgery for one of the arms…
First off kudos to Josh for just getting into this pose lol. Heres his story….
The main story starts with the right forearm and a bad day in Purgatory (back when it was still Purgatory). I overshot the landing on a jump. Just a stupid, end of the day, not paying enough attention, had WAY too much speed, move. Came down hard, wrecked, and double compound fractured both my radius and ulna. The puncture wounds can be seen in the first picture with my arms together. They are the two light scars that look like a snake bite on my forearm. The huge scar is from the surgeons cutting my arm open to reset the bones and insert a titanium plate to hold everything together. Unfortunately one of the bones also managed to sever the median nerve and I lost almost all feeling in my hand.
This is where the calf comes in. Obviously I wanted to be able to feel my hand again and the docs suggested transplanting a nerve from my calf, the one that provides feeling to the top of your foot, and putting it into my arm. So the massive calf scar is from the transplant surgery. The surgery sort of worked, I regained feeling in most of hand, my thumb, and my ring and pinky finger. Still can’t feel my index or middle finger and I’ll never be able to.
If you look at the scar on my right forearm you’ll notice there seems to be a smaller scar coming out of the top of the large one, the second picture shows it better. The smaller scar is the second incision for the nerve transplant. They overlaid as much of the transplant scar on top of the first one as possible but apparently the original scar wasn’t big enough for them. There is also about a 6 inch thin incision scar on the other side of the arm since they had to cut in from both sides that I couldn’t get it in the picture.
Finally the left forearm. It’s just another double break of the radius and ulna, this time from a quad wreck in the dunes. Luckily there was no nerve damage so they just had to slice me open to reset the bones and put in another titanium plate. This one also came with a shattered jaw but since the doctors could do the jaw reconstruction from inside my mouth it didn’t leave any scars.
I’ve got a few others here and there but those three are the biggies.
Congratulations Josh, look for an email from me and well work out the details to get the board to you ASAP. Keep on riding just be more careful haha!