Saturday, 20 February 2010

Needed: Padded Cell W/ A View

Ten days sinse my last blog. A long old time and lots to fill you in on, but I am going to keep this pretty short and too the point. Ok, so to start, remember that pesky broken wrist of mine? Well I finally got the cast off last Friday. That was a massive relief because the itching was unbearable. My wrist looked really skinny too which was wierd and I felt kinda odd without it for a couple hours, but I was glad to have it off nonetheless.

On Saturday, Shane and I were driving into town for her to pick some stuff up. I haven't had time to catch up with her much lately so I offered to drive her around so she could get all her stuff done. It was an eventful day to say the least. So we were driving into town and we pull up at the lights. We were barely there 20 seconds when some dude, drunk out of his brain, rams into my ass doing 50. We both had our belts on, but the forced shunted us forward, with Shane smashing her face into the dashboard. I used the steering wheel to hold me upwards so that I didnt hit my face (not needing another broken nose less than 2 months after the last).

As if that wasn't bad enough, the force of the car hitting us pushed my car forward into the crossroad, and we where then hit by a car coming from our right, which smashed into my side, buckling the door and pinning my arm between the door and the wheel. I heard a loud crack and then, a mere 24 hours after having the cast off, my wrist broke again. It was even more painful this time and I screamed like a bitch.

My knee took quite a bashing as well and I am covered in cuts and bruises, but I am mainly ok. I had to do two nights in hospital, but other than my arm now hurting like crazy, and with the return of the 8 week itch, I am mainly ok. Shane had a pretty rough deal though. She broke her nose, and has two black eyes from headbutting the dashboard, then as she was moving her head back and the other car hit us, she smacked her head against the side window, which then smashed and cut her head open, so she had to have some stitches as well. All that injury between us both, and all she did was moan about them shaving a patch of her head. Typical woman.

Needless to say, my car is a write-off. I am off work again too. I swear they are going to start thinking I am self harming to get time off or something. I have a million forms to sort out, plus because it has to go to court, there is the effort of waiting for another station to deal with it all (it can't go through the one I work at for legal reasons), plus insurance and statements and whatever else. Its a bloody nightmare!

I suppose the good thing is, that this time I wasn't just being clumsy, and what happened wasn't my own fault like when I fell and bashed my face, or grabbed the hot kettle. I swear though, one more injury before christmas and I am going to invest in a suit of armour or something.

So yea, anyway, that is why I have been quiet. I dread to imagine how bad it would have been if we werent wearing our seatbelts. Jay has been looking after me though. He really is amazing. When he came to the hospital and saw the state of me before they got me cleaned up, he started tearing up. I looked a lot worse than I was though. We had to do Valentines Day in hospital, which was different I guess. He loved all his gifts though, and he got me some amazing stuff. I will tell you all about it next time though because he has just run me a bath and so I have to head off.

Stay safe guys.

Ry

11 comments:

  1. OMG I'm so happy that you're ok. Seatbealts are really really important life savers. I was in an accident, but not so severe as yours. omg... Stay safe and enjoy Jay and the down time. Get some chocolate, you deserve it.:)

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  2. I'm glad it wasn't any worse than it was — which was pretty bad.

    Hope your recovery and Shane's are speedy and complete.

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  3. I love the irony of stay safe at the end of it all. That was witty! Not the wittiest thing I've ever heard mind you, but kind of witty. Anyway, the word witty is starting to get a little grating now so I'm gonna stop with the chatting now, get well soon x

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  4. You've had a string of really unfortunate incidents. It can teach us not to take our health for granted, that tomorrow for us or our family and friends isn't inevitable, so we should enjoy each day, even the difficult ones.

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  5. Dude that really sucks! But then Karma should definitely be swinging back your way soon.

    Glad you are ok though.

    Octavius.

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  6. Jeees Dude! I'm so glad you lived to tell the tale.
    Good luck with all the injuries.
    Glad you're back.
    Justin

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  7. My goodness, I'm shocked! Sorry to hear that mate.
    I hope you both recover asap!
    All the best!!

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  8. I'm so sorry to hear that. The accident must have been quite a shock for you and Shane! Get well soon! Try to get some rest and forget about work and stuff.
    #hugs

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  9. Cheers guys. You're all so kind. I'm feeling heaps better now. Me and Shane are both healing up nicely :D

    Ry

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  10. OH MY GOD! I can't believe this. Thank god you were wearing your seat belts and weren't hurt any worse than you were. So glad you're ok. Hope you're healing up alright. I'm sure that can be really frustrating, but at least it's all stuff that will heal in time. Best wishes!!

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