Brooke Shields is focusing on the positive as she recovers from a serious leg injury. This includes a new walking exercise.
The 55-year-old actress shared a rehab update to her Instagram and Twitter followers, along with some traumatic details from her accident.
And on Friday, Shields shared an X-ray image taken shortly after she fractured her right femur. also known as the femur while using a balance board at a gym in New York City in January.
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Recording the Path to Recovery: Brooke Shields, 55, shares X-ray images of her fractured femur. while detailing the harrowing details of her fall during a balance board workout at a gym in New York City in January.
‘During these photographs I know it’s never too late for a fresh start, a new perspective,’ star Susan Suddenly wrote in the caption.
And she must have a mentally strong and positive attitude. Considering that she would have to endure three surgeries.
The first image shows five metal rods inserted into the femur in the second surgery after the bone has emerged.
‘Although this was one of the scariest times in my life, But it can be changed The starting point is now…’ she added.
One X-ray showed Shields’ fractured femur and five metal bars and plates inserted during her second surgery.
Scary: Shields calls pain ‘One of the scariest moments in her life’
Shields also posted a picture of a large incision in her right leg after surgery. A mirror selfie of her lying in a hospital bed. and another showing a large fracture of the femur on X-rays.
New York City residents claim that the fall was caused by taking a moment’s attention from the board during the workout. which caused her to lose her balance fall into the air then fell hard on the femur
‘It felt like a slow motion. And I started screaming,’ she said. people in March
‘A voice came out that I had never heard before. The pain was excruciating.’
Actress Susan Susan also posted a photo of a large wound on her right leg after her surgery.
A New York City native said her fall was a moment of focusing off the board during a workout.
Fearing that she might be seriously injured, the Shields star told EMT, ‘I can touch my toes’ because I was so scared I was paralyzed’ while being taken to a local hospital where she would be treated. surgery and inserting a metal rod into broken bones
Things got worse from there, duh.His mother-of-two will undergo a second surgery, where five new bars and metal plates are inserted to help stabilize the broken bone.
Pretty Baby is finally going home to recuperate. But about two and a half weeks later, she contracted a nasty staph infection. This forced her to return for emergency surgery and three blood transfusions.
She revealed that doctors initially feared the infection could be MRSA, a type of bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics.
‘Thank God it wasn’t. if so My doctor said it would be a race against time. That’s how you can get infected. It seems unthinkable,” she said.
Additional hurdles: After two and a half weeks of recuperating at home, Shields developed a staph infection, requiring her to return for a third emergency surgery and three blood transfusions.
The scary moment: The actress revealed that doctors initially feared the infection could be MRSA, a type of bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics. But it proved to be not so.
Follow the steps: A mother-of-two shares pictures of her path to recovery. including how to walk again with a physical therapist
back in February She posted a video on Instagram showing her first steps using crutches in a hospital.
This was followed by a video of her doing her best climbing a few stairs while working with a physical therapist in early March.
‘Step by step… the starting point is now,’ she wrote in the caption of the moment.
By sharing her story, Shields hopes this will help inspire others to fight through the terrible adversity we all face in life, one way or another.
‘If I can turn it into something positive or I can teach my girls, things will happen in your life and how you react will define you and adversity will expose you,’ she says. Deborah Roberts during the interview good morning america on Monday.
‘It won’t give you as much as it reveals you because you see who you are. You see what you have created.’
POSITIVE TOXIC: Shields said she hopes to turn her test into a positive by sharing her journey during an interview with Good Morning America on Monday.