Ive had alot of questions about my car accident so I thought why not post about it!
I do have to warn you, if you have a weak stomach - this post is not for you!
This New Years will be the 2yr anniversary of my car accident. Ive noticed ALOT of anxiety leading up to 1/1/09 in myself daily. As I look back at these pictures I feel mixed emotions but am most thankful for and blessed to be alive. Everyone I spoke with, EMT's, Police, ER Dr's said its amazing youre alive! If I hadnt been wearing my seatbelt I dont think I would have been so lucky. I am also glad that nobody else out of the 4 people involved were majorly injured, despite my ill feelings toward the man that caused this. Forgive and forget....right? Naw, its not that easy!
Heres my story!
I was about 2 miles from my house, a truck backed out of a driveway and hit him at 60mph. I didnt see him at ALL due to cards lined up on the side of the rd for a New Years party. Because I t-boned him so fast it flipped his truck on his side. Without going into too much detail, I dont think legally I can, I had to be cut out of the car. Mercy flight couldnt land because it was rainy and foggy so I was rushed by ambulance to the nearest trauma hospital, where I layed on a gurney for 4 hours BEFORE they could get me in a room. This whole time I had NO IDEA what had happened to me. I know I was flipping out trying to get the EMT to take the neck brace off. After 6 hours of waiting they finally let Jason and my MIL into my "temp" room to see what was going on.
I had 6 Dr's around me trying to put my ankle back together to relieve some of the pressure, thats when I finally knew what was going on!
I did have emergency sugery to repair a shattered patella and my ankle. Was sent home 3 days later in a cast up to my hip for 12 weeks. I was miserable, ha!
I couldnt do anything, couldnt even get myself to the bathroom. Jason had to pretty much do everything for me, I felt so degraded and low! I spent a good 6 months in a cast or a walking boot with another surgery planned for Oct 07.
Since most know my story after that Ill leave it out.
This is my leg after the 12 weeks
(its really not that chubby, ha)
The car I was driving
I do still have alot of pain in my foot and will walk with a permanent limp. I also have 2 buldging discs in my neck from the whip lash that bother me from time to time.
So.....thanks for letting me share my story with you and Im sorry if the pics are gross!
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