Thursday, October 02, 2008

where's the reset button

Today.

Well, today was, um, interesting?

I left for work and before I had even made it out of my neighborhood the front of my car became intimately acquainted with the front of a minivan. The other driver was stopped at a stop sign (at a two way stop…cross traffic does not stop…Jennifer had the right-of-way intersection.) but began proceeding across the street because, evidently, Hondas are so hard to see in the daylight. Especially when you’re gawking at yard sale wares across the street and are not, I don’t know, paying attention to on-coming traffic. I had no where to go. I was able to turn to the left a little which, I believe, probably saved us from more damage or possible physical injury. I am very grateful that no one was seriously hurt.

I am okay, but very sore. The seatbelt sure did do its job in restraining me. But also cut across my chest and knocked the wind out of me. My mom took me to the ER where they took lots of pictures – I think about 15 X-rays - to make sure nothing was cracked or…whatever. My sternum is tender, I have a “burn” from the seatbelt, and my neck, shoulders, and back are sore. The wonderful ER doctor (who, thank You God, had a great sense of humor) advised me to take a couple of days off work and take it easy for the rest of week. He also said I will be even more sore tomorrow and sent me home with a couple of prescriptions. Everyone at the hospital was so nice and caring and I really appreciated that. After the nurse took my blood pressure, pulse, and temperature one last time another woman came into the room to finish discharging me. She began going over my information and said, “Oh, I went to high school with you.” Turns out she was a sophomore when I was a senior. I love being back in Bowling Green. After being gone from the city where I went to high school for 15 years it’s nice to be back and have those hometown experiences. Especially after a long morning in the emergency room.

Honestly, I don’t know how those Indy Car drivers crash into walls at 200 mph, say, “that’s really going to hurt tomorrow”, and get back in the car and do it all again. I was going 30 – 35 mph and I am no hurry to get back behind the wheel at this point. And speaking of Indy Car drivers…

When I thought the day couldn’t be any more crappy I learn this news, Castroneves faces federal tax evasions charges, and I just wanted to cry or throw-up or both. I half expected to watch the vice presidential debates tonight and see Sarah Palin rip off her wig and mask, ala Scooby Doo ending, and really be Dan Quayle in disguise. Or I thought I might turn on the evening news and learn that Amy Grant had been arrested for killing puppies. Or that the Colonel’s “11 Herbs and Spices” include asbestos and kitty litter.

Tomorrow I think I’ll just stay in bed.

7 comments:

Louis Tagliaboschi said...

That sucks. I am really sorry to hear this. I am glad you are OK though. Prayers right now, and throughout the day.

JD said...

Sorry to hear it! Dang Honda's and their invisibility cloaks. We should write a letter to someone about that. I don't know who. But someone...

Take pain pills, feel better...

Sarah H. said...

OH NO! I hope you are OK. I'm worried about your back! How are you feeling today?

Katie said...

Oh, wow. That really stinks. I'm glad you're getting a chance to rest and recover from it. I'll pray "feel better" prayers for you today.

Mom said...

But her Mama did go get her Sushi on Friday for medicinal healing and comfort.

Jennifer of Dog.Yarn.Knit. said...

and the sushi and teriyaki did wonders for my soul.

Shirley said...

Oh my! You doing ok?