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Monday, November 15, 2010

How I Accidentally Ruined A Perfect Saturday Afternoon


Yes, my knees went weak this weekend because I spent time with 4 impossibly cute dogs but I also spent 4 hours in the emergency room on Saturday afternoon because a driver struck the passenger side of my car. The sun was partly to blame because it caused both parties to think we had a green light but in fact it was just the opposite; my light had just turned red but the sunlight changed the appearance and I thought I was doing the right thing by heading down the street. Not so, as you can see!

As soon as my car was struck I started screaming at the top of my lungs and I was in such shock that I didn't think to turn the wheel away from the sidewalk. My screams intensified when I looked down at the blood that spurted onto my gym shorts, not knowing how or why I was bleeding. Of course I should have been concerned about the blood, the condition of my car, etc, but I was more concerned about the two little dogs, Lola and Sheepie, who were waiting for their pet sitter to walk them. I was supposed to be there by 3pm; it was 3:30 and my phone was nowhere to be found. As the EMT's, policemen, firemen, crowded around my car all I wanted was for one of them to contact my fiance'/pet sitting partner so he could visit the dogs. I was flabbergasted that they wouldn't cooperate so I started tossing everything from the passenger seat onto the floor in an effort to find my phone. I found my phone alright....half of it....and boy was I upset!

 By this point, I was hysterical.....


After enduring 9 stitches under my chin, a tetanus shot, a CAT scan of my swollen neck, 2 sprained wrists, I emptied my belongings from my embattled Kia on Sunday afternoon. 



Since it is a 50/50 chance that I ever drive this car again I decided to strike a pose for memories sake. This car saved my life and I am completely indebted to "her" and to God for keeping me safe during this ordeal because it certainly could've been worse. I am in a lot of pain but I am thankful to be alive and able to start the healing process by writing to all of my blogger pals!

Thank you for allowing me to vent and thank you in advance for reading this!

48 comments:

  1. OMG! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

    ((((((((((((Big Hug))))))))))))))

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  2. Good Cod! I'm happy you are (relatively) OK! My Hubby was t-boned 2 months ago, and good thing he was in a safe car, too. I imagine you're gonna be sore for a few days...how do you walk dogs with TWO sprained wrists?

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  3. Oh my goodness, I sure am glad you are going to be alright. Purrs and great big hugs!

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  4. OMG, how scary! We hope you're back to 100% soon!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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  5. We are glad you were not injured worse and are on the mend. Take care of yourself.

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  6. OMG...Thank goodness you and the pets were not injured. So scary; I've had close calls with blinding sunlight -- very scary. Take care

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  7. Oh my goodness how awful, I am just glad you are safe and your not as badly hurt as you could have been.
    Big hugs and hope you feel much better very soon indeed

    Love
    Momma Tea
    xx xx xx

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  8. So glad you are ok , hope you are 100% real soon!!!

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  9. Youch! Glad you're still mostly in one piece! I hope you feel better soon and get a driveable vehicle again soon.

    Elyse an Riley

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  10. whoa!! Glad you are ok! i've almost done something exactly like that! So scary!

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  11. Scary! Glad you are in one piece! Hope you feel better soon.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

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  12. OH MY GOD!! Oh no!!!!! :-( Oh you poor thing -oh good grief!! Are you sure you should be out of hospital?!?!?!!? Oh wow. Thank goodness you are ok!!! Thank you Car thank you God, thank you emergency services, for saving you!!!

    Me and Charlie are just happy you are ok!! Take care now!
    x

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  13. Wishing you a speedy recovery-hope you feel better soon.x

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  14. Ohmidogness! I'm SO very much sorry for you being in that accident but I am very much grateful that you are okay! And, well, I think you must be the bestest petsitter in the whole wide world to be so worried abouts your furry little clients.

    Get all better soon, okay?

    Wiggles & Wags,
    mayzie

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  15. Glad you are ok. Wishing you a speedy recovery

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  16. That is very scary. We hope you have a very speedy recovery! Lots of love, Holly and mom

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  17. OoH my Doggies! So thankful you is OK. I will send you some puppy prayers to helps you get better. :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

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  18. So glad, you got out with minor boo boos.
    Being in any kind of an accident is such a scary ordeal and then the aftermath of insurance and rental cars, etc.
    Hope you can take a few days off...

    Wyatt's Mom

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  19. OMG! Hope you have a speedy recovery!

    Thor x

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  20. Oh, I am so sorry. Car accidents are so scary. I hope you are feeling better. We are sending you lots of healing thoughts!

    Your pal, Pip

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  21. That is so scary! Your brain must have been spinning. Who knows how we will react in an emergency like that? You sound pretty banged up. Sure, nothing life threatening, but you're going to be hurting for a while. Sending good thoughts.

    Mango Momma

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  22. We are so sorry to hear about your accident, butt like everybuddy here, we are glad that you were not seriously hurt!

    Take care of yourself
    MinnaK

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  23. Glad you are ok! Hope you're feeling all better soon!
    ~Maggie, Milly, and Shelby

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  24. I am SO sorry you were injured. But I am SO glad it wasn't catastrophic. Just get well soon--and don't do it again!!!
    Ann

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  25. That is really scary. I'm glad it turned out as well as it did and you will be okay. Here's to a speedy recovery!

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  26. Oh my!!! Take care of yourself and feel better!

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  27. Holy Cannolli and Ouch! Glad you are okay! We'll purr and pray for your continuing recovery...goodness!
    ~Lisa Co9T

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  28. Goodness! I hope you are feeling better soon!

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  29. Dear Blogger Buds,
    Thank you so much for reaching out to a bruised and battered fellow blogger bud and I appreciate every single word! Thank you for telling me that I am going to heal and that I will get past this horrific event. As you know, dear friends, I thought of you while I was in the emergency room (hence the photos that were taken for your eyes only) and I felt comforted knowing that after I returned home I would at least hear from my virtual pals later on. What a comfort to know that I can vent and comfort will be provided in an instant. Please keep me in your thoughts as I am still in a lot of pain but because of you I am feeling like I have a cheering squad and I appreciate that so much! April

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  30. Woof! Woof! It's scary to be in an accident. Sending you Lots of Golden Healing Thoughts. For sure your doggie clients misses you. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  31. Holy cow, hope you are feeling better.
    Benny & Lily

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  32. Oh my God - I'm so sorry this happened to you!

    And what a true testament to how much you love your job, you thought about those pooches even though you were in such shock!

    Speedy recovery to ya,
    Sam and MargeDog

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  33. So sorry to hear this happened to you, but thank God you are o.k.! Take it easy and get to feeling better soon!
    Blessings,
    Jill

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  34. Oh-oh!
    Sure it was scary!
    I am very happy to know you are ok!
    Take it easy please... and you will be like new in no time!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  35. You Can Do It!!! One Day at a time!! Just hang in there and take deep breaths, and just know that your blogger buddies are cheering you on to recovery. Sending you a zillion hugs.
    (((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))
    Joan & Jane Austen Eyre

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  36. OMC you poor thing!
    I hope your pain is starting to subside!
    Thank goodness you are going to be ok! I can't even imagine how terrified you must have been.
    Sending healing thoughts your way and internet HUGS!!
    xoxoxo Caren and Cody

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  37. Oh My Dawg! What a horrible and frightening thing to go through! We are so sorry! Glad to read you are OK and are starting the healing process. You look good in the photo with your poor, banged up car, so it seems you are on the path to healing. Sorry to read you are still in pain but hopefully that will end soon.

    We are thinking of you and sending you much positive and healing thoughts, and praying you heal quickly!

    Suka (and K)

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  38. Oh dear, I'm so glad that you and your dogs are okay! Our fingers and paws are crossed and healing thoughts are on the way to you. Have a speedy recovery!

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  39. oh dear! sure glad that you are alright and recovering. do take care of yourself.

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  40. We are shocked! Glad that you are safe. Hope you get well soon.

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  41. Thank you again for all of the kind words! I cannot believe how sore my wrists are but at least I can still write to my blogger buddies...heehee!
    Here's the update: My car has been declared a total loss as of today so I've got to find a new one even though I'd rather not drive ever again!

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  42. Oh no!! You had a rough weekend! I hope you're healing and everything will be ok. I know it's a royal pain, but cars can be replaced. Best wishes!!

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  43. Car accidents are the worse..my dad was in one in 2002 and still has flash backs when he drives passed the place it happened.! Take care and heal!

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  44. Oh my goodness! I'm so glad that you're okay and hope that you have a speedy recovery. Maybe the new car smell will motivate you to drive again? ;)

    ~Kipper

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  45. OMG April.... I hope you are feeling much better.. How horrible and scary. There is nothing worse than that moment when you know you are going to be in an accident and you know there is nothing you can do to stop it....I would have felt the same way about the dogs.... Take it easy... I wish you a very speedy recovery!

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  46. Heck, hope you feel better soon.
    Love and Hugs from across the pond
    Jan and George xxx

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  47. Oh my goodness - what a scare! I hope you feeling a bit better now.

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  48. So sorry about your accident! How scary. Please take care and feel better REAL soon!

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