Hellow brothers and sister burners!
I'm well i don't really know.... Oz in default life...Kiwii my Playa name...(for meow) I'M BROKEN!!!
Rites of Passage was my first burn!
I was blown away instantly but got over any social issues and promptly went on an adventure....
There was so much I did on the first day it was too much!
Monday afternoon, sleep deprived and slightly intoxicated by alcohol, I rolled my ankle on a trampoline
at the G Spot bar..Somewhere I'm guessing between 10-11:3 G???
The people there quickly rode their mutant bikes to the med tent and got me help asap!
My experience after my fall would change my Burn and the way I would look at medically trained Burners and individuals as well.
Our home in the desert is truly a fantastic metropolis filled with lights, dust, art, and community. Most of all giving loving people, especially ones who can fix ya up on the Playa!
The medical attention surprised me beyond words could say, but I'll try...
More medical care than I had in default life, I was promptly taken from the G-Spot Bar to the center camp medical tent with the quickness!
Once i got to Central Playa Medical....I took the shoulders of burnmeds and they helped me into the big blue tent...This tent looked like something out of an alien or post apocalyptic hazmat tent...
Once in the med tent it was like stepping into AC, I also remember feeling submersed under water. This was a relief after being hot and in pain for around an hour an a half.....Its a long ride from 10-11G to center camp...
So I sit for not more than 15-20 minutes for a doc, who quickly says he wants an x-ray! I'm like "What!? You guys got x-rays?! What's that gunna cost me?" They Said "Oh yeah we got x-rays! They use these in Iraq." So I'm stoked, waiting for a xray tech to come, another 10min.
So these cool guys come in and execute the xray which indicated a fracture in my right ankle joint...this is bad "Not to bad." the tech tells me.
I then ask whats next....
na I'll just go back to camp for a bit, no one knew where i was at.. and well I'll take care of it here on the playa...
Medical gave me a molded cast for my right ankle, wrapped it up and gave me a ride back to camp around 7:10 I.
I feel that those working at Burningman especially the medical staff deserve more credit than they may get! I had better attention than I have ever had in any medical situation. I am truly great full eternally to those in particular who helped me and to all those helping others who were unfortunate enough to need medical during the man.
I was able to catch a few rides with a bike trailer here and there, but overall it was to hard to be there and not get around as independently as would have liked to..
After 3days on the beautiful Playa with my new family of 50k I chose to evac myself and catch a ride out with someone i knew was headed back to Tahoe
My experience at BRC was unforgettable, heartwarming and breaking all at once..I remain emotional and yearn to feel the Playa dust between my toes and the desert air through my hair.
Nothing can replace being home.
Nothing is like Burningman.
Thank you for changing my life EVERYONE!