Tuesday, April 20, 2010

blood, ambulances, and a day in the ER with Kandee...

WARNING: this post contains pics that are very GROSS and BLOODY! If you don't want to see them, please click "close" right now! For the strong of stomach, get ready!

i had just finished uploading the blog I typed...called my mom...and went to grab one of my computer cables...I walked by the glass wall next to the sliding glass door....my knee, or shoulder, or something bumped against the glass window....
it sounded like a hundred plates breaking on the floor...
I looked down and saw blood all over....and my leg missing a huge chunk of skin, all around my leg, and I could see down to the bone!
If the huge piece of glass hadn't stopped at the bone it would've cut my whole leg off!
 The floor was covered in blood, and many towels were soaked in blood, my shoe was filled with blood....people could hear my screaming from the building across the street.
I had worked on The Hair Battle Spectacular Show the day before and this was the down- day with no filming, I went back to work on the show the neck day- and one of the first questions I asked the paramedics was, "will I be able to work tomorrow?"... he just laughed and said they'd help me! ha ha 

...I took a picture and posted it to facebook...it really did help distract me from crying...
we were headed to UCLA hospital


my pretty hospital bracelet


my leg wrapped in a billion towels...the blood had dried when they went to take it off....and I yelled so loud, they said they thought I was  in labor in the hallway (but I told them, I've already had 3 kids...and this hurt worse than any of the labors pains I've ever had!)

WARNING: the next pictures are REALLY, REALLY GRAPHIC...if you feel that you can't handle them, please close the website now....!


this is a picture of the glass left on the bottom of the window, you can see the blood still on it....they covered the window up with wood and tape when I got back....they even upgraded my room to a penthouse suite that is really fancy.....i would rather have my leg better and the little room though! They were glad to see that I could move my toes, and I would be able to use my leg like normal.


I had to have x-rays to make sure the glass sheet didn't sever my bone...


they had to call in a specialist to see how to re-attach my skin... we were there from 2pm until almost 9pm...and for at least 1 1/2 hours I didn't have any pain medication....they said I was "really strong" and couldn't believe how tough I was....there was a man with a small laceration that was screaming his head off....and I almost had my leg cut off AND  was doing good....


I hadn't eaten anything all day, and I couldn't eat because they said the medicine would work better with an empty stomach.....and I could only have some ice chips... 
 
UCLA has the nicest staff of nurses and doctors....the amazing doctor, Anne Schmidt, took 2 hours to sew my lag back together...she was a perfectionist, and we laughed and talked about cupcakes...and she said she couldn't believe I was laughing and talking about desserts!

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She did such an amazing job! I can't believe how she put my leg back together! They said I will need plastic surgery to make my leg look normal again...but at least I can move my toes and walk on it!
I have to take a lot of medication due to how severely the glass cut my leg, infection could be really bad and the pain is excruciating. It feels like lighting bolts of pain and like a knife is stuck in my bone.

I am so thankful that I am ok, and that it didn't cut my neck or face, the glass missed my femoral artery, which could've been real bad!
I am so thankful that I'm ok...and I know that there are people and little babies that are in so much more pain....I pray for all the little babies and kids that are in pain or hurt, that God would comfort their little hearts and their pain...

I have crutches, because I can't pull on the skin...and it feels like shooting pain goes up my leg when I put pressure on it!
My sweet friend, Tessa picked me up, she even had to go through all the traffic causes by them shutting streets down because Obama was eating in Beverly Hills! She took me to Diddy Riese, an amazing place to choose your own "cookie" ice cream sandwich, I picked white chocolate macadamia nut cookies and espresso chip ice cream..... We had thai food, shared hot tea, and a Thai Tea (one of my fav drinks) at Mr. Noodle in Westwood.
....it is 2:49am...it's been a long day....
there's any almost eaten creme brulee cheesecake next me...
can't keep my eyes open...
I 'm so glad that nothing worse happened...and I pray for all the people that are going through much worse things than me...
huge love from me and my swollen leg.....your kandee

668 comments:

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Beauty Newbie said...

Oh MY GOD! Kandee, I wish you full recovery soon! What a tragic accident! We are all so very happy that it wasn't any more serious, and that you are okay

Colleenie said...

you are so strong kandee! i hope your leg gets better soon <3

yusunLJC85 said...

I am so glad you r better now. Couldn't help to see the long cut....had to cover it, lol as I was scrolling down to see more details but NOT the fotos. lol. Get A LOT of rest, I am so glad that your boyfriend was an EMT. YOURS is MORE worse than mine b4 when I used to work at a UPS warehouse(as a package handler to unload ALL packages out to put on the belt and then the truck door slammed down...stupid driver didn't check the pulley was broken b4).

the sunburn said...

You'll be in my prayers, Kandee!

almiisen said...

oh dear god hope u get better

Abbi said...

:O!!!! So glad it wasn't worse but still.. I'll be praying for healing :)
<3

Samia said...

I hope you have a speedy recovery! Just reading this was so scary that I've been avoiding glass doors everywhere...you're like a wonderwoman to have taken that experience like a champ...any other person would surely have gone into complete shock! Take care!

DoramasxD said...

oooooowww :/I hope you get better....
Definitely take pictures distract you....
:**
you are the patient that every doctor wants to have.

Zahra said...

omg! thats AWFUL! I hope you get better soon! :) **youre in my prayers :D**

Geena said...

Kandee I am so sorry about your leg! prays go out to you! LOVE YOU!

ChiChi said...

Oh my goodness you are so brave! i love how u were able to stay calm and laugh in spite of the pain you were going through. Hope you have a speedy recovery.

Sini said...

Oh my god, I hope you will get better soon!! It's really nasty cut, luckily it's "just" your leg, not face or main veins. I had an accident 4years ago where my neck did break, it's hard to be in bed all the time. Luckily you have your family there to be next to you :)

Get well soon sweetheart!

justdance♥ said...

Omy goodness I hope you get better fast!! I hope the pain goes away too:)Your so sweet for thinking of others instead of yourself during this whole thing. Not many people to that:)

PS:It took me FOREVER to scroll down through all that comments to be able to post my own. That means A LOT of people are supporting you:)

cailin said...

God bless you Kandee!
You bring so much happiness and hope to everyone that reads your words/watches your videos && you should know that everyone you have touched is praying for your health!

liam said...

Wow... That looks like it hurts. Hope it gets better. I am a guy and if I had that happen to me, I would have passed out. Way to keep going.

Arin said...

I think it's awesome that it's in the shape of the Nike Swoosh lol. <3 That's so crazy & I hope you're doing much better now!!

sara.keating said...

Oh! I've been m.i.a for a while and just found out about your leg!!!!
I see from the recent pics your looking well, so hope you heal soon babe! Loving your positivity throughout :) Hope you don't scar, I'm sure you know all about Vit E oil etc... If you do it'll make you look even cooler ("is that even possible??" - cries Kandee fans)and I'm sure you'll make a cover-up feature for any scar victims out there...

Love from Glasgow xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tara said...

OMGosh when I first saw your youtube video i thought it was a make up tutorial on how to make your leg look all cut and gross and then when i watched it i was amazed at how brave your were and the fact you were awake while the doctor was sewing you up. i never could imagine that a leg looks like that when it cut open it looks horrible and so painfull.

Nerrine said...

poor dear. you're right, much worst could've happened. thank God you're fine. hope you have a speedy recovery! ♥

Jasper said...

I wish you the very best, a good, sound and safe recovery,
it looks like it was a big nasty flesh wound and not more serious, tho this is gonna take time to recover.
been there, done that; and btw, I think scars are sexy; take good care of yourself

glowkitty said...

feel better soon!!! :(

tempestarii said...

Oh sweetheart! I don´t know you but I so do hope this will heal fine and you´ll be ok. You seemed to have held it all together mentally in a amazing way. I hope you take care and you´ll be up and about soon enough. Be safe and God bless.
[ bright thoughts from sweden to you]
//Mirlinda @ www.beyondforever.se

CatAnne said...

Kandee, you're VERY lucky that this accident hasn't affected your ability to walk, or cause you to have nerve damage. I have to say that your video on You Tube, you still looked beautiful. I hope you feel better. I haven't had an injury like yours, but I've had some hospital stays where they pump you with pain killers gallore. I'm allergic to Oxy, so I've had to tolerate pain as well. As for not giving you pain medication orally, I don't understand. Why didn't they give it to you straight through IV. You could have had food, as it wouldn't affect how fast the medication would work. A cut that deep looks like something they would put you out for. I'm sorry you had to go through that much pain. I hope you feel much better, and hopefully it would be too bad of a scar. I have an 8 inch scar on my stomach from a Pancreas Transplant, and it's about two years old. I don't tan, and I use Miderma. It helps make it less visable. Tanning, makes your scars stand out more, I guess. My stomach doesn't match up exactually, but I'm the only one who notices it. I'm sure when your leg heals it wont be that bad. Even if you leg is no longer perfect, remember that you still have one. Your nerves are still working, and more importantly you're able to walk and continue to enjoy life. Don't let anyone say anything about you leg after it heals to upset you, Just be happy,and remember that their opinion doesn't matter. :D Feel better, and take care of yourself.

<3

calliejane said...

Kandee, my little sister Stephanie was being chased by a boy at a New Year's Eve family party when she was 12 and ran straight through a plate glass sliding door that looked like an open door. The glass cut her leg down to the bone,too.

I've been reading your blog from time to time for about 6 months, and I subscribe to your Youtube channel.

I'm from Australia, but I live in Seoul, Korea, and the reason I wrote is because I wanted to tell you that I reckon you are so lovely and so great and not to worry about stupid mean-spirited comments on your blog. Everybody loves you, it's clear.

I hope your leg gets well soon and stops causing you so much pain.

Love, Cal.

Cheryl said...

omgsh! this is terrible i cant believe this happened but keep up your good spirits and stay strong :) hope the pain goes away soon!

katherine-kelly said...

Please do an update showing the condition and state of your leg. We are your greatest fans and feel it is only fair to show us what you're actually going through, it must be awful. I can relate to your situation through experience of my own. What have the surgeons said will they operate? An update would be nice. x

katherine-kelly said...

Please do an update showing the condition and state of your leg. We are your greatest fans and feel it is only fair to show us what you're actually going through, it must be awful. I can relate to your situation through experience of my own. What have the surgeons said will they operate? An update would be nice. x

katherine-kelly said...

Please do an update showing the condition and state of your leg. We are your greatest fans and feel it is only fair to show us what you're actually going through, it must be awful. I can relate to your situation through experience of my own. What have the surgeons said will they operate? An update would be nice. x

sham said...

omg!...i hope u are recovering well...take care!!..u've been so strong thru this..

sa_girl_8 said...

Wow kandee that's horrific, you're so brave I would have gone insane! I hope you're healing well and you manage find a good plastic surgeon to fix that up for you! I had an operation on my leg a few years ago similar to where yours is because I had melignant melanoma and the plastic surgeon did such a good job. Don't get dicouraged if it looks ugly for a long time after wards mine was so noticable for about two years but now its just a thin white line! I kind of like my scar now it reminds me of what I've been through and to take care of my body and sometimes going through these situations even though it scars our exterior, it makes us better more wholesome people on the inside =]

PS. tons and tons of cocoa butter and mosturizing body oils helps! ^_^

Voman said...

WOW!! YOU ARE AN INCREDIBLY STRONG WOMAN. I WISH TO BE MORE LIKE YOU! GOD SAVED YOU FOR A REASON =) MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.

SmallTownTexasWoman said...

Oh, my gosh. That is just awful. I know it must have hurt so badly and that it lookede pretty bad in the pictures. Glad you didn't do any nerve damage and will still be able to use your leg normally. I wouldn't worry about the scar. It'll be ugly for a while but then it will fade and just another part of your body.

GypsyGina said...

OMG!!
When I first seen the picture's of your leg I thought they were picture's from a gig you got and you were the makeup artist for a horror film.
Then I realized it was YOU! Stay strong!
I'm prayin for you
GypsyGina

keeleyishappy said...

OH MY GOD!! YOU ARE SO SO SO SO SO SO STRONG! I KNOW A MILLION PEOPLE HAVE TOLD YOU THIS BUT YOU REALLY ARE! AND AN AMAZING PERSON! WHY DO BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE?
ALL I CAN SAY IS KEEP BEING YOU :D
LOVE KEELEY XXX

Morgana said...

Hopefully it won't leave that bad of a scar....
But the most important thing is that you're ok!



<333

Emma said...

oh my god
i almost started to cry when i saw this on youtube
i love your blog and I feel and know that you are a strong person
keep it upp kandee!

Kisses and hugs from a swedish-fan:)

나니 said...

HOLY FREAKING MOLY ON CRACK! O__O'' That looks absolutely EXCRUCIATING! Omg, girl! Get better soon! Don't put any pressure on yourself to get active before time. Just.. chill... >_<" Omfg.. Wish you the best of recovery!

Addison said...

I'm so sorry! Be sure to use some Complete Tissue & Bone Ointment (http://www.drchristophersherbs.com/products/complete-tissue-bone-ointment) all the time to help prevent scarring! That stuff is a lifesaver. Wish you the best!

k.le2000 said...

OMG
holy crap that is one discgustin cut
May God lay his healing hands upon you
Kim,x ur no1 fan xxx

Melissa said...

I hope you're ok kandee! You're so brave, and an amazing person who cares about the others even you're hurted, you're a person who is able to think that other people also have pain and maybe worse and pray for them. One person like you makes the world a million times better. Take care!

nedacont8 said...

Looks like you had a lotta fun. :D

Shannon said...

Your so tough! I would've been screaming and crying! Good Job Sweetie!

hoho said...

Kandee, hope your leg is doing better <333

dunia5683 said...

omgsh! O_O i am a very weak person when it comes to blood n cuts.. i don't know how i did it to look at your pictures.. but hopefully you get better soon! and you are a very strong person :) and one more thing by the way.. I love your videos :D

Suzy said...

Thinking and praying for you.

Eliza28 said...

Wow! You weren't fooling when you said it was bad!! I know this is late but praying for you and that you don't have any lasting problems.

Virsika said...

Omg, your are sucha strong girl :), reading this made me cry and I'm so happy your okay ! I love Bobby 8)

jaffy95 said...

your so brave. i know how this feels, my lower leg was cut off when i was 15 due to a car accident. i know the pain your going through. it was a severe cut through my calf and it cut though the bone. i can totaly relate and im so glad that your boyfriend was there to help, that was very sweet of him (: keep pullling through and rest up (;and dont worrie, it gets better ♥
lots of love,
- Laura Larson

Maggie said...

Oh Kandee you are so brave! I hope you have a quick and healthy recovery!!! Your strength and kidness is an insperation for others.

Maggie said...

Don't ever worry about scars, they are merly battle wounds showing who you are. They add character and you will always be beautiful :)

katherine-kelly said...

PEOPLE P---L---E---A---S---E GET TO GRIP
SHE'S FAKING IT THAT IS NOT HER LEG I THINK YALL STUPID.
LISTEN TO THE VIDEO SHE SAID ''THE PLASTIC SURGEON WILL TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING'' OR WORDS TO THAT EFFECT. SHE'S FCUKING ACTING....ALSO CHECK OUT THE DATES ON HER ARM BAND FURTHERMORE PLEASE ASK HER TO GIVE AN UPDATE I BET YOU ALL A THOUSAND DOLLARS SHE WILL NOT DO IT...........WHO WANTS THE CASH?
SHE'S A FAKE

rock star said...

AAAAA! That looks painful! Glad that you are okay now!

America said...

i know this was in April, but i just now saw the pictures! omg Kandee you are such a trooper! seriously. both my boyfriend and i would've passed out. seriously! i'm glad to know that you are doing better. and aren't you glad you shaved before this accident happened?? i would've been so incredibly busted! haha ;P i'll keep praying for you. all my love! america

Rowan said...

I am sorry that you got hurt, I suppose the best part was you weren't in the Avatar makeup since that might have freaked out the ER staff

missmandi1344 said...

i love you kandee!
your such an amazing person!!
im so thankful your okay,
i will keep you in my prayers and so will my family! may GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU!!
you are truly and inspiration to a lot of people!!!!

Maryam said...

I am praying for you hun. You are such an amazing girl...Hope you get perfectly well very very soon.a

Veronica said...

Dear Kandee, you´re a really strong and great person!! I´m from Czech Republic and I love your videos on Youtube, they´re so interesting and inspirational :)) Hope you´ll be better soon :)) Good luck :-)

triciawhite10 said...

OMG I was just looking at your skin care tips and I am intrigued at how successful you've become...and then seeing this brought tears to my eyes.....Your truly an amazing woman! I know its been a couple months since your accident but...it must have been a struggle! I hope all is well with your health at this point!

TheOneMarina said...

For the bravest candy in the whole pink world

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

i know this was ages ago, but i hope ur doing well

LucidFox said...

Wow...that's so bad it almost looks like it's from a movie! that's insane....It reminds me of the horror movies where people get cut by glass...I bet you will cringe when you see those types of scenes from now on.

Good thing your BF was there to help you out and lucky he was an EMT before! that's so fortunate!

I know it's a few months later but I hope you have recovered well!
happy healing power girl!

bookjunkie said...

your blog is an inspiration. I am reading all your posts to catch up and then came across this one...i feel so much pain for you...you poor baby!!! you are so brave!! i hope your leg has completely healed. BTW you are so gorgeous you don't need any makeup. Thanks for the lemon scrub tip..i need to save money too :) you are amazing!!

SunflowerBabe said...

Wow! I just started watching your youtube vids and came across your leg video. Must be something about April and serious leg injuries...I cut my leg open pretty bad last April and watching the video and reading this brought it all back to me. I was sewn up by a plastic surgeon to begin with but it still looks pretty nasty. I was told that it would take anywhere from 8 to 10 months to a whole year for it to fully heal and it did! I had bruising for almost a whole year! Crazy! Anyway, I have yet to go back to the plastic surgeon...debating whether the ugly scar gives me character or if it just looks gross. Definitely a topic of conversation! LOL Anyway, I hope you heal up well. After a while you kind of get used to having the scar. If you want to check out my injury I can send you the link to the pics on facebook...gnarly! LOL

Stay well!

Rhema Rosychuk said...

Kandee you're a sweetie. I'm so glad you're ok.

Jenn Wisocky said...

I would just like to say thank you for making me aware of something I would have never been aware of other wise. I have two small children who spend most of the day in a room with glass windows and this just made up my mind to get rid of the windows. This scared the crap out of me!

I'm so sorry that you had to endure this tramatic event! You are such a sweet person and so brave! I hope you had a speedy recovery and are doing well. :)

davone.wezzy said...

HI
I'M NEW, AND I JUST WANTED TO KNOW HOW EXACTLY ALL THIS HAPPPENED ?? HOW DID YOU CUT YOU'RE LEG
ON A WINDOW????????????????

I CAN'T DECIPHER HOW YOU COULD POSSIBLY HURT YOURSELF.

JUST WANT TO KNOW =D

my email is maygreenmoney@yahoo.com

I need to know

K, THANKS, GET WELL SOON.

shiela said...

hey kandee....i felt really bad about what happened to....it really looks bad and i know it really hurts. I'll really pray for you, i know I'm kinda late about the info but i'll really pray for your fact recovery. Accidents is everywhere...so please keep safe always. Your such a good example to all of us being such a good person and has a kind heart! We love you! God Bless you always and your family!

Lacey :) said...

I was just reading this horrible story and noticed that you had 666 comments. And supersticious(sp) me thinks thats awful for an already horrible day. so here is the 667th comment :)

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