Another edition of today’s Best Gore Members Rock is brought to you by Best Gore member @xsookiex, who got her cheekbone and jaw broken by a racehorse:
On December 17th I got thrown from a racehorse at work who kicked his heels up. I got really unlucky and ended up underneath him, his back hoof came down on my face breaking my cheekbone and jaw in two places..
The surgeons made an incision along the inside of my lower lip to put two plates across the front fracture and an incision under my jawbone on the outside to plate the displaced fracture near the joint.
I’m really lucky that they have pretty much put my face back to normal but I still struggle to keep my mouth shut or open it properly. It should all go back to normal with continued physical therapy..!
My family are all pushing me to change jobs but I’m pretty sure I’ll be back on the racehorses as soon as I get the green light from the docs 😀
Thanks a lot for sharing the pics with us, @xsookiex. I’m with you on going back to doing what you love. There’s inherent danger in most fun activities, but if one is scared that they may get hurt, for one they would deprive themselves of what fulfills their lives, and secondly, an alternative is to stay home and wait until the roof falls and kills you.