..well actually it was a HOT and still very light evening..but this was the best image i could find for my introduction!
It happened saturday a week ago....while i was driving to work...going almost 60mph...because that is the speed limit on that highway...the person that hit me had came to a stop as he has to....since he was getting ready to enter the highway....and since there is a STOP sign....but when i got closer he all of a sudden started driving.... and....hit me right on!!!
The moment right after a crash are very eery......the first thought that went through my head was "I am going to die today".....which made me really sad...because i am NOT done living yet!!!!.....then there is total silence...the dust from both of my airbags that had exploded was all over the inside of my car....my windshield was shattered...i was thrown to the left front of my car...YES i had my seatbelt on....i couldn't breathe...but every Breath i was able to do hurt like crazy....to the point that i thought my ribcage was broken....i finally made the decision to 'just get out' even though i remembered that one should stay seated...in case the neck was hurt.....but all i wanted to do is get some air...i was able to open the door...and then i must have went into shock....because i started to scream and cry at the same time.....there is a small airport where the accident happened...but there was no traffic at the time....
.....i heard the guy in the other car on the phone....calling 911...and then he shouted:" Ma'am are you ok?"
I am blaming my reaction on the shock....because i answered: He$# no I'm not ok!!" (Yes i know..HOW rude of me!!) but it just kinda' came out......sorry....
A couple of cars had stopped by now...and two or three men asked if i needed help...one of them said: "Let's get you out of the car......and come sit with me on the side of the street away from the car"....he started making conversation and asking me my name and where i was from......to the point of me looking at him and thinking: "Really??!! You asking me silly questions..and i just been in a wreck!!!"
He must have interpreted my LOOK right because he apologized and said: "I know you don't feel like talking much...but i just want to distract you until the ambulance gets here" (Awwww...)
When the ambulance came he got up...said 'Hope you will feel better real soon' and walked off....and I called after him...'What is your name?" and he answered 'Michael'...i said: 'Thank you so much Michael'
I know he is NOT here on Spark...and he most likely was a Soldier..(i live in a Military community) but i want to say 'Thank you' again....what a sweet and caring guy.....
There is a hospital barely a mile away...so that is why the ambulance didn't take long.....and police arrived also......probably the same police car i had just watched a few minutes before..in my rear view mirror when i passed the gas station .....(you know you do that too!!!!! Even though you know you wasn't speeding!!!
I was checked and then taken to the ER...I sure didn't want to go....but i couldn't breathe without feeling as if someone was putting a knife into my chest...plus my pinkie on my left hand was sticking all the way out....and was "gaining weight" just looking at it!!!
At the hospital i got x-rayed..... it was determined that my pinkie was fractured...but no broken ribs or anything else.....but i had chest concusions(SP?)......the nurse said that i will feel worse in the following days....and 'Boy was she right'!!!!
My breathing got better after about 2hrs..and it didn't hurt too..too...much anymore....
The next day i saw the 'other damage' on my body.....nasty purple bruises on my whole lower stomach (from the seatbelt) .....on my right boob .....my hips...my knees...and my right forearm was purple...my whole body was aching..and sore!
But you know what??Shortly after the accident... I prayed immediately to say 'Thank you'...thank you that i am still here...and that i am only hurt a little...it could have been worse
All last week i was busy with doctor visits...Orthopedic...my Physician...Chiropractor... who also took x-rays and there is some damage from the accident..for which i already started therapy....3x a week for at least 2months i was told.....i also went to get a lawyer...on suggestion from other people....and because i never ever got a call from the other guy's insurance company...i didn't even get a rental car!! And when the adjuster finally called me back on wednesday he told me 'that the company hasn't taken liability yet' .......SERIOUSLY??!!....... Even though the police report already said that it was his fault and even had charged the guy with failure to yield!!!
But i know that is how it works.....i am the one that obeys traffic laws...but i am guilty..until proved innocent.....it wasn't my fault....i am the one that got 'hit' and 'hurt' but i now have all the hassles....
The other driver by the way didn't get hurt.....which is good...i am glad he was ok.....
To add insult to injury...on friday evening...while walking back into my living room.....i stubbed(SP?) my right foot against the wooden leg of my chair....it hurt so bad...that i cried...and the pain would not go away.....i placed an icepack on it....but there are bruises....and one toe is swollen.....i am now thinking: Is this for real????!!!!!
The next morning..i wasn't able to walk on it.....and was limping around.... a couple of people suggested that the toe is broke......which i totally REFUSE to believe......(yes i am very stubborn!!!)
I could have asked the Orthopedic to x-ray it yesterday...but i am too embarrassed...and he couldn't do anything anyhow.....but tell me...keep it taped to the next toe....so i look like this now:
well....not exactly....i don't have a bird that is able to hold an umbrella over my foot!!
I went back to work on saturday.....but i am able to sit on my bootie...until i feel better...which is a good thing..i guess.....because i am very upset at myself for stubbing my toe.....if i would have been more careful....i could have at least do some walking for exercise....but the way it looks right now...i am out of commission for at least a month
which totally sucks.....because by then i will be all rusty again.....aarrrrrrrrrggghhhhhh
hhh..and have to start over!!!
All i can do now is carefully watch what i eat.....and stick to the basics!!
Yesterday i had some greek yogurt..with blueberries and peaches for lunch....and for dinner....an omelette (1 yolk..3 egg whites) with tomato and a little..itsy bit cheese..and a sweet potato...topped with some greek yogurt!
It was pretty good
I will now leave you with a little MOTIVATION.....