Gran brutto incidente per Jolanda Neff durante un allenamento nella Pisgah Forest, in Carolina del Nord, USA, prima di Natale. Come lei stessa racconta in questo post, è finita fuori dal trail ad alta velocità andando a sbattere contro dei tronchi tagliati, rompendosi una costola, sfondandosi parzialmente i polmoni e rompendosi la milza. Solo grazie ad un team di pronto intervento molto ben preparato si è riusciti ad evitare l’asportazione di emergenza della milza, praticamente bloccando l’emoraggia interna tramite un “tappo” inserito nell’arteria della gamba per raggiungere l’arteria della milza.
Si trova tutt’ora in ospedale, i dolori sono forti, ma il fidanzato Luca Shaw fa tutto il possibile per prendersi cura di lei (nella foto).
Buona guarigione Jolanda!
Hi everyone, I hope you all had a Merry Christmas!
While I was riding my mountain bike in Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, I came off the trail at high speed and crashed onto a pile of tree trunks with spiky branches. My lungs partially collapsed, I broke a rib, and my spleen got ruptured which caused internal bleeding. To stop the bleeding, the medical team first wanted to remove my spleen with emergency surgery but luckily the trauma team at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC, had an expert who could do a procedure called embolization, which meant he went into the artery of my leg to go up to the artery of my spleen to block it with a plug. I am very lucky to be in such good hands!! @luca_shaw has been taking such great care of me and I can’t thank him and his fantastic family enough for being here for me 24/7. Also big thanks to @steelcitymedia for getting me out of the woods. The people at Mission Hospital did an excellent job in a life-threatening situation and my guardian angel has been amazing the last couple days. Trek has been super supportive and sent me a bouqet of beautiful flowers. I‘m still in a lot of pain and breathing is hard, but my condition is stable now. I’m sleeping a lot. Further plans have not been made yet. Thank you to everyone for your messages! Jolanda 🖤