Luciana Gimenez feared she would lose her leg after breaking it in 4 locations in a horrific snowboarding accident.
The 53-year-old presenter – who has 23-year-old Lucas with Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger and Lorenzo, 11, with ex-husband Marcelo de Carvalho – was on the slopes together with her sons throughout a vacation in Aspen, Colorado when she misplaced management and took a nasty tumble.
Luciana revealed her left boot “did not come off the ski” and it left her with fractures in 4 locations. She informed Marie Claire Brazil journal: “On the time all I may take into consideration was the kids, I did not need to scream an excessive amount of as a result of they had been there watching. Lorenzo froze, poor factor, Lucas went to name the emergency however his cell phone had no sign. All I may say was: ‘I’ve damaged my leg, I’ve damaged my leg’. Folks say that you just faint from the ache, however I did not faint. I felt an inexplicable ache that I am unable to describe. Till the rescue arrived, it took about 20 minutes. With that inexplicable ache I solely considered dying, I wished to die (…) I assumed I’d lose my leg, that I would not be capable to transfer it”, she recalled.
After being given first help, the star was rushed to hospital, the place she underwent emergency surgical procedure.
She added: “The docs had been so afraid that I’d lose circulation, and due to this fact my leg, that they known as the top of orthopaedics, who rushed me to the working room. I keep in mind the surgeon saying that my case was severe and delicate, and that he would cross me in entrance of all the opposite sufferers due to this. I may solely inform him that I used to be working with my leg, that I could not lose it. He informed me that he would do his greatest, however that he must lower it in some components.”
The sweetness was discharged from hospital 4 days after surgical procedure, and will begin physiotherapy this week.
In a press launch, Luciana’s workforce stated: “She will be unable to place her foot down for the following six weeks and can begin gentle physiotherapy within the subsequent 10 days. Whereas she is immobilised, she is going to use crutches, a walker and a wheelchair to get round.”