Tuesday, March 25, 2008

In an Instant

One minute the birds are singing, spring is in the air and the next you're sitting on the side of the road watching the antifreeze and oil drain out of your car, as it smokes and sheds its glass,metal and fiberglass all over the road. I've never really been in an accident until last night. My poor car is a wreck, not drivable and well a wreck. I don't even know if it can be fixed. I watched them tow my baby with his insides trailing down the road. Yes I am one of those strange people who names her cars. So three cars; one BITCH who was the cause; the one who never stopped. My airbag never deployed which is probably better but it is SUPPOSED to deploy. I need to call the manufacturer for sure. So after 6 hours in the ER (reduced since I work there), one badly bruised chest, sprained back with a little blood in the urine for good measure I filled my happy pills and came home to do the percoset shuffle. The first thing I thought was "thank god there was no child in the car". I am lucky, it could have been worse though the notion of expenses related to this now when I need every cent is hard to fathom. I have friends, I have family....I am one lucky girl. Some have recently heard me (hello SAC) comment that the value of my job had recently increased with the acceptance of referral. Well make that a double after last night. Most call their loved ones when they are in an accident, I called my boss to see if he could "call ahead" and let the ER know I was en route. After all he is a big shot. That was around 6pm so he may have left for the day. At 8pm who do I see frantically looking for me in the ER but the aforementioned boss. He walked over (like 5 blocks), he was worried, he was looking for me and wanted to try and get me seen faster. He told me to stay home today and rest (he never takes sick time...he's one of THOSE) I really am a lucky girl in so many ways. Now hopefully "Alvin" will be as lucky as me.

7 comments:

3D said...

I am really glad that you are okay. Scary stuff. Rest and feel better soon.

Keep smilin!

Rhonda said...

I'm so glad that you're ok! Feel better.

Juliette said...

Scary! I am glad you're fine.
Your boss seems great! Glad he gave you the day off, enjoy some rest...

Michele said...

Worry lines forming for you girlfriend. I'm so glad you are basically ok. You do feel different driving when your little one is in the car. The idiots on the road piss me off more than before. I hope one of you got the plates of the drive off one so their ass can get hauled off to jail.

Dolores and Shawn said...

That is very scary. I'm glad you were able to walk away. Car accidents scare the living daylights out of me. Take care of yourself.

I hope the person who caused the accident got nailed with every fine they were capable of giving her.

kris said...

Holy Poop woman. Keep poppin' the pills and feel better, I'm so sorry. Why does this kind of stuff happen when you REALLY REALLY REALLY CANNOT afford for it to happen??

Lisa F (NJ) said...

That sucks big time!!!! So glad that you are ok and your boss sounds really nice. Hey, watch out for those percoset's .....drink lots of water.....they did nasty things to my hubby!

Keep smiling, and we are all thankful you didn't have a little one in the car just yet.