Friday, August 14, 2009

Accidents, rain and silver (gold) linings...

Soo...I was involved in a little accident on Monday. Actually, my car was written off and I had a CT scan (n visible brain damage...but it's the invisible stuff we are most concerned about).

I hit my head and suffered through three days of something called a "post-concussive" headache (basically open skull, poke brain with sharp object repeatedly). It was terrible... I took narcotics.

I went and saw Dr. Rob at Gateway, who fixed me up and when I woke this morning, my headache was mostly gone. No more percocet.

I still hurt, but it is a reminder of how incredibly lucky I am to have walked away with only a concussion and whiplash (medical disclaimer: that we know of). The person who rear-ended me at high speeds actually flipped his own vehicle and was transported to the hospital on a spineboard after being extricated by EMS.

Here is the back of my car.

Liam's carseat could not be extricated... thankfully both boys were safe, at home, with their dad.

The silver lining in all this is that we will get a new car...mine is totalled! WooHoo!

I am hoping to purchase a lovely crossover vehicle frm some friends who are offering it to us for a VERY reasonable price... please cross your fingers for us that this will work out.

On another topic...RAIN!?

While it is great for my garden, it feels like fall... I feel like I should be making soup right now.


Jennifer said...

I am so glad that you are still in one piece Lisa! And that the boys weren't with you. Wow haw frightening. Crossing my fingers for ya, that you get that new car soon.

I agree with you on the weather too.... I am waiting for the leaves to change colour. Any minute now.
Stay Warm!

Sara said...

How scary. Thank God you are okay. xx

Amber said...

Oh my goodness! I am so glad you are okay and that the boys were safe at home! HUGS I hope that you continue to feel well and that the accident has left no lasting effects.