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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Awkward and Awesome Thursday:Car Wreck Edition

Hi All
If you follow me on twitter, then you know I was in a pretty bad car wreck yesterday.
Thankfully I only sustained a mild concussion and lots of bruising and getting banged up.
My car was hit as I was crossing the road to go into my subdivision.
Now let's get started....

Awkward:
  • Realizing you are hanging upside down/sideways once your SUV stops rolling after being hit.
  • Having to have the fireman use an axe on the front windshield to get you out of the vehicle.
  • Riding in the back of an ambulance strapped to an immobilization device.  Those neck brace things are the most uncomfortable things in the world!!
  • Being surrounded by nurses taking blood pressure, starting an IV and taking temps while immobilized and suddenly realizing someone is trying to take your pants off. 
  • Son2 running from our house to the scene of the wreck so quickly he didn't put on any shoes.  He rode in ambulance to hospital where they gave him hospital socks to wear.
 Me waiting to be told I can leave the hospital. 
 Totally relieved that I am in one piece and not going to die 
of internal injuries or some rare head trauma.

Awesome:
  • That I survived the crash with minimal injuries.  Folks if you are not a regular seat belt wearer, please start doing so.  If not for my seat belt, I would not be alive today!!!
  • That my friend, Carol, came to the hospital to take me home (husband was out of town) and had Gatorade in the car waiting for me.
  • Son2 took charge of my care when I got home  and made sure I kept up with taking pain medication.
  • Husband who would have flown home immediately if I had wanted him to and is taking care of all the details for me now that he is back in town.
  • That no one else was in the car with me and the other driver is totally fine.

I could go on and on with both awkward and awesome things that happened due to this unfortunate incident, but I think I will rest this sore, bruised, battered and tired body!!

I hope you only have awesome things happen in your life today and please drive safely!!

22 comments:

The Closet Shopper said...

Only time I've commented on a blog during my trip. I'm so so grateful you're ok. I love you.

Tracy

Joni James said...

Oh no!! I'm so sorry you had to go through this!! It must have been such a stressful situation for everyone. I'm happy to see that you can look at the positive things during all of this. I sure hope you recover quickly and fully.
On another note, you look great in your floral hospital gown. ;)

Judy C said...

I'm so glad you are OK. I've never been in a roll over but from now on I'll be seat belting.

Stacey said...

I'm so glad you are ok. That sounds terrifying!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

I cringe whenever someone says they do not wear a seatbelt because it 'wrinkles their clothes'.

Very thankful you wear yours and wishing you a complete recovery from your bruises, aches and pains.

xox

Giovanna said...

Oh wow Brett!! Glad to hear you are okay and only have minor injuries! So scary!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

How scary! Thank goodness you're ok!

Laura said...

OMG. So glad you're ok. Whew!

Katha Strophe // kathastrophal.de said...

How scary! I'm so glad that you're ok.

TaraMixandMatch said...

So sorry to hear, but so glad you are ok!

jennie said...

Holy. What a story! Happy that you're okay (and the other driver, as well).

Alex Elizabeth said...

Glad you're okay, Brett! So many of my friends have been in car accidents lately. I'm thankful that I don't drive in New York.

J9 STYLE said...

So glad to hear you're ok! Sounds like you are ingood spirits!

gracefully50.com said...

Oh Brett! So glad you're okay and no one else was hurt! I'd say it was a REALLY awesome day cuz you're ALIVE!!
Hope you're resting and healing well!!

~Jeannie

Peggy said...

so scary! So happy u r OK!

Deborah said...

Oh dear! I'm so happy you are healthy, happy, and whole.

I love that photo of you girl. You are a warrior!

Laura said...

Oh my goodness! So glad you are ok!! Rest and take it easy!

Tiffany said...

Ohmygoodness, Brett!!! How scary! I'm so glad you're okay!

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

Oh Brett I am so so happy you are ok, wow what a scary experience that must have been! That photo of you is so touching- you look so relieved! I always make sure to wear my seatbelt, it's so important to take all the steps possible, we can't control other drivers but we can control what we do!

Kasia M said...

Oh my! I am glad you are ok! I hope all those bruises go away quickly! :)

Kathryn said...

How scary! Glad to hear you're ok though, hopefully you're feeling better now :)

Sylvia said...

So sorry to hear about your accident, but glad to hear that your okay. Take good care of yourself Brett!