THE DAY AT A FRIEND'S PLACE
Monday, November 06, 2017
As some of you might know, I live in a large apartment complex (150 suites). Living in such close quarters often brings added challenges that home owners do not have to deal with. One of those challenges involves the addition of unwanted 'critters' ie) bed bugs. They spread from suite to suite through walls, baseboards etc. They can make ones' life a living nightmare.
The day I was hit by the car my place was being sprayed. I never made it home that day. Since that time I have been living on the couch since that seems to be the easiest for leg immobilization and rest. I am grateful for that couch. It is reasonably comfortable and affords me easy assess to the bathroom. I am grateful I do not have to go into the bedroom which seems to be the area the critters like best.
I am grateful for the crutches the hospital sent me home with. These crutches provide me with greater mobility. I appreciate the fact that Home Equipment companies exist in order to meet the needs of people who require such assistance. Although dealing with our No Fault insurance company has been very very difficult, not to mention frustrating; I am grateful they will be covering the costs of renting these items. I simply could not afford it.
Laying on that busy street for more than an hour in rush hour traffic was a very frightening experience for me. I suspect there was some element of shock. I knew my leg was badly broken but it appeared as if my head was intact. It could have been soooooo much worse. One woman got off the bus and shouted, I saw the whole thing. Keep her down. She hit her head. I kept insisting that my head was okay. I had no idea that my eye was badly bruised. I was not wearing a helmet. There have been times in my life when I no longer wanted to live. This was not one of those times. I was grateful to be alive; to have only bruises and a couple broken bones.
I'm grateful for all the kind people who rushed to my assistance. There was a very capable nurse at the scene (another bystander) who examined me from the top of my head and down my spine. I was calm, very very calm. These capable individuals helped me feel even calmer.
I have so much more to feel grateful for but now it is time to rest.
Thank you for reading.