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My serious car accident (I could have died)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

For the SP friends who know me, my life has faced a lot of challenges and adversity. Every time I fall (or get knocked) down, I dust myself off and get right back up. I am bound and determined to keep on going. Nothing is going to stop me.

Yesterday afternoon, something almost stopped me....for good.

It was just another ordinary day. I got up, brought my son to school, got ready for the day. My friend invited my over to her house. So, after running errands, I took a drive over to her place. She lives about 20 minutes or so from me. It's a road I don't like driving but since she moved, I have gotten used to that drive.

I got to her house & we chatted, laughed, and visited. We sat outside and enjoyed the sunshine. I did some writing & she did some drawing. It was just a great relaxing day. It got to be about 3pm & I decided to leave before her son got home from school (he loves to play with my son, so it's a bummer for him to see me without my son.)

As I was driving home I thought of where I would run. I thought of a perfect trail on the way & that would be my next destination....too bad I didn't make it that far. I came around a corner where the 1 lane on my side of the road becomes two lanes for passing then merges back. I passed a car. There were 2 cop cars ahead and a tow truck. I looked over my shoulder to make sure my lane was clear. Then, suddenly there was a vehicle & I was smashing into it at 45-55mph. I don't know what happened. It was just there and stopped suddenly. That's the crazy thing about accidents I guess.

Things happened so fast. SMASH. Then it seemed so slow. The impact made my glasses fly off my face. My soda can flew from the cup holder to the windshield and exploded everywhere. Every single thing from my back seat flew into the front. Then.....I am just sitting there shocked and dazed.

I find myself in my mind analyzing & scanning my body. My right knee and ankle hurt. Wow my chest really hurts. My neck is sore. Soon a first responder comes to hold my neck stable. I wait.....the ambulance is on it's way. The fire truck comes. They hoist the battery out of my car. Finally the ambulance comes.

I get rushed to the nearest hospital....



They bring me in and 4 nurses and a doctor are hovering over me. I get an IV and a blood draw at the same time. Then vitals and the doc wants to look at this and that.....it was insane. They cut ALL my clothes off with scissors.

Then, I wait. They order a neck, chest, abdominal, and pelvic CT scan. Plus xrays of my right knee and femur. The xrays were miserable and painful.

I waited uncomfortable for results. Stuck in the c collar. This is what my car looks like after......









It's totaled (obviously). I have a guardian angel. I am a very lucky woman. I managed to walk away. I have a sprained knee and some good bruises here and there. I also have a very sore chest where the seatbelt held me in place. Of course whiplash. That's it though. Amazing. Simply amazing.

So, I am thankful to be alive, thankful I was not seriously injured. I am so grateful my son was not riding with me. I will not take a moment of my life for granted. Yesterday, it could have ended.
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MILDOLLARSMILE 3/27/2012 11:35AM

    Oh my, that is scary!! I am so glad you are okay! God was definitely watching over you!! Hope you heal quickly.

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DVASQUEZ 3/16/2012 12:39PM

    So glad your okay! So, glad your son wasn't with you and that you weren't seriously injured. Wow. Thanks for the reminder to count our blessings and not take life for granted.

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OUBACHE 3/16/2012 8:37AM

    How scary! It's a miracle you weren't badly hurt. You're so fortunate help was nearby and could come quickly. I hope your bruises quickly heal and you'll be feeling better soon.

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SARALEIGHM 3/16/2012 8:33AM

    How frightening! I'm so glad you only have minor injuries. I wondered what your status update was all about last night. Now I know. Did you find out what was up with that truck?
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WALL-E2 3/16/2012 8:13AM

  Angels do exist.
My prayers are with you during your recovery time.

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SUNSHINE20001 3/16/2012 1:09AM

    OMG, so glad you came out of it ok. It's funny how that kind of thing just happens out of the blue. Hope you feel better soon!

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FRAN0426 3/15/2012 11:00PM

    Thank goodness you are not more seriously hurt than you are; you did have an angel looking out for you yesterday. Hope you will have a speedy recovery. The totaled car can be replaced, the blessing is your here to raise your son.

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CAROLJEAN64 3/15/2012 8:52PM

    Thank you for the reminder to all of us that each moment of life is precious and to always, always, always wear a seatbelt. I am so glad you are OK and that your son wasn't with you.

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ALIHIKES 3/15/2012 8:47PM

    What a scary experience! I am so glad you were not seriously hurt, and that your son wasn't with you.

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YIWEN39 3/15/2012 8:00PM

    Wow, what a nasty accident! Glad you're OK! That could have been real bad, you definitely have a guardian angel. emoticon

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TUCKERKT 3/15/2012 7:49PM

    Wow, you did have an angel looking after you! Wishing you a speedy recovery and luck with finding a new car. That to me is always the worst part of an accident.

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SPIDERGIRL502 3/15/2012 7:46PM

    I'm so glad you're okay! emoticon

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23KAIYA 3/15/2012 7:45PM

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You had a team of angels looking out for you! So happy you're ok.

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ABIGAILJ22 3/15/2012 7:39PM

    Wow. You're lucky to be alive! I hope the other person was OK too!

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