Thursday, December 5, 2013

Kasim message about broken ankle.

each month Kasim Sulton sends a message about what he has been doing and his future plans so here is his one for December 2013
Kasim Sulton at AWATS gig, Akron, OH, 09/06/09 - photo by Whitney BurrAnd Then I....
Broke my leg.
Technically my leg but specifically my ankle.
Even more specifically my right Fibula.
The gory details are a hairline fracture spiraling from the front of the bone to the back. Like a candy cane if you will.
This all started with my back.
Now, I've never had back issues. I guess just the normal back aches associated with my age and my profession. Having a 6 - 7 pound guitar hanging on your shoulder hours on end, sitting on planes and bad hotel beds has had a cumulative effect on me.
When my back problem presented itself, the only relief I got was taking numerous hot baths. I was taking roughly five a night just so I could sleep for a few hours. During the course of a week, I was lucky to get 8 hours of real sleep.
I was so tired that after one of the baths, I slipped getting out of the tub and .... crack ... fell on my ankle and broke it.
I've been hobbling around for the past two weeks with a cast on.

The worst part was missing a private show in Las Vegas with Todd. The first missed show in 38 years. Hopefully the last.
This couldn't have happened at a worse time. The holidays.

I'm on the mend ... I've been to more Doctors in the past 3 weeks then I have in the past 10 years and I'm not happy about it.
I'll recover and treat this as a not so subtle indication that I need to be more conscious of taking care of myself.

I hope everyone has a great Christmas.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Kasim!! Speedy recovery!

Kristal Byrnes said...

I share the same sentiment of our buddy here that you heal soon and immediately. A broken ankle may be a tough deal, but it shouldn't stop you from moving on up. You should be able to work things out with the best medical assistance possible.

Kristal Byrnes