Monday, April 28, 2008
My sister was in a car accident not too long after I posted my last blog.
She blacked out while she was driving home from school and slammed right into a telephone pole right in front of our house. I was the only one home at the time. I heard the crash and went outside to see what was going on. I saw her car and then I saw her get out. She saw me and ran at me full speed screaming and crying. Her mouth was bleeding and she said her arm hurt. I saw neighbors coming out of their houses in droves.
The whole thing was surreal...but in those situations...adrenaline is pumping like crazy which kept me stable enough to calm her down. A neighbor called 911 while I was holding her and trying to get her to stop screaming.
She got away with a broken arm and a bit of a busted lip. She turned 19 the day before the accident. Craziness. The paramedic wished her a happy belated birthday and she laughed through her tears.
She's going to be graduating as valedictorian of her technical high school at the end of May. Now she'll have a cast on her arm as she takes her diploma.
I feel so bad for her. On top of that...I am haunted by seeing her in a crash and for a split second thinking that she might be gone. I'm very grateful that it was her running to me (thinking her car was going to explode) and not me running to her car to find her dead. If the pole was not so old...we'd be burying my sister. I will never forget that moment in time...wondering if she was going to collapse at any moment...wondering if this would be the last time I'd see her.
Phew. The weekend did not turn out the way I thought it would.
I had just finished a workout before the crash that has left me sore even now. Walking down stairs and squatting is pure torture. I took a walk with the dog the next day. Yesterday I took a day off from exercise but I'm going to get something done today. I'm just trying to get 5 days a week. I figure that should be good.
Its Monday...and I am doing well with my program. I hope everyone is doing well, too.