Cindi asked me to post this separately, I had brought this up in a post by Mick and I sure don't want to steal his moment.
I was in a car accident Tuesday, I think I'm blessed to be home and alive. While leaving work at 1:30pm I rounded a turn toward a long stretch of straight road, as I got out of the first turn, suddenly EVERYTHING went BLACK and I could hear myself saying "Hit the breaks, hit the breaks!" and then I went out cold, my car kept going nearly 1000 feet, went off the road and smashed into a pine tree 1.5 feet thick - all while I was out could.
My boss was a few rounding that first turn and just missed me hitting the tree. He actually was standing outside my car, trying to pry my door open when I came to. My car ENGINE crashed partway through my dash, smashing all the instrumentation, immatation wood grain and it was so tramatic the ROOF of my car got indented almost 2 feet too.
I tried getting out of the car and immediately knew something was wrong with my right leg, back or hip - I couldn't put any weight on it. The base ambulance took me to the hospital, in some hefty pain but fully able to answer all questions and vitals were all good considaring all.
I had 7 x-rays and 4 CT scans, looking for obvious trama and embalisms that might have caused the fainting. All was negative (thank God) and although the Dr. believes after the testing that a HEART MURMUR caused the blackout, tomorrow I get a 24 heart holter to wear.
I'm home, they couldn't justify keeping me, although I can not walk alone, I do have a walker that is helping me get around a little, but Tracey really is there to catch me as my back gives out. SCAREY STUFF and I know I 'll be hurting awhile, my poor car with less than 40K miles is worth about $500 scrap now, but I'm walking, talking and typing, so I'm in peace with the world tonight!
I sure hope they find out WHAT happened for sure, I can't imagine if I had made it to the highway, or if a passing car or joggers went by me - it would be a very sad sad day.
Didn't mean to THREAD your message Mick, best wishes - with your communication skills, you have a leg up on many others. Talk soon.
I'm sorer in more places than yesterday (of course) but the back are side has eased a little (enough to stand and pace the house a little with the walker. I agree about the car, I liked it, we had 7 good years together and YESTERDAY "it" save my life. She didn't make out so well, but she sure paid for herself.
I can't drive until AFTER the heart holter reading results (fill you in later on those when I get it back) and I'll be dealing with about a 7 on the pain scale when moving around, around a 3 when resting when I can find a comfortable spot, all in all - I feel bless to be sitting here typing, trust me I'm humbled to still be alive and not a scratch on me. When I saw my dash completely exploded in, and a bug tree cut in half, I knew this could have been one of those placed you see flowers on the side of the road as a memorial - Lord thank you!
Thanks to all, I'll be okay here, just got to work out the kinks, literally.
NEW COMMENTS on WEDNESDAY Just went to the tow yard, saw and cleaned out the car and the plates (well, Tracey did, I can't bend any yet, but I did walk pretty good with the walker, I feel the pains that set in after the BIGGER PAINS mellow a bit, so I'm recovering, but hurting in my lower right side, and left shoulder blade. I'll be okay, but I'm sure sore for quite a while.
Cindi your post to Mick and Me was so right-on, I'm a guy who appriciates the simpler things, spending time with my wonderful wife, kickin' back and watching movies on TV together, occasionally going out to dinner.
I've mentioned before my trust and faith in the forums future, out Mods are great guys and any are ready to take the reigns if needed. I'll be away a bit from the forum, I can't sit too long with cramping up and it always feels like a set-back when I feel my back and knees going out from under me. But I'm around, and will keep everyone posted.
To all those who have and will send PMs, I promise to read them all, forgive me if I can't get back to everyone - it is just tough now, but your prayers and friendships touch me as always. I've said it before, we may not be the largest forum out there, but we have QUALITY FRIENDSHIP here and I'd take that over 50 times our membership, you guys are something else and I'm proud to know each and everyone who I've met here and in person, makes a fellow proud to have started something that so many people visit many times a day - it shows in all that everyone here does is right and I just needed to type this and let you all know Beemaster Forums will be here for us for a very long time. Bless you all :)