June 07, 2010

Welcome to My World



Hi, Kids. For those of you who follow me on twitter you've probably already heard about yesterday's events. Yes, that image up above was how I spent my Sunday. I know, awesome. At approximately 4:30 pm, I was stopped at a stoplight when a Ford Bronco decided to plow into me at about 45 mph (give or take). I drove through the same intersection earlier today and nary a skid mark where our cars collided so it would appear that he made no effort to brake whatsoever. The guy who hit me must have had really important stuff to take care of because he couldn't be bothered sticking around! I KNOW! Even MORE awesome! Luckily, I wasn't sent careening out into the oncoming traffic or things probably would have been *much* worse.

I've been riding that typical emotional roller-coaster all last night and today... what if I'd just done this or not done that, or moved over to the next lane like I thought about, what if something had happened to the dog, how are we going to afford another car payment, thank God I'm okay, thank God it wasn't worse, is how I feel going to get worse, could this become something worse, you'll be fine, it's gonna be okay, God why, how will I ever drive again, of course I'll drive again, just move through this, move through this. And on, and on, and on.

So now I'm sore, popping Ibuprofen, and icing various parts down but, for the moment [insert knocking on wood], I'm hoping nothing worse 'pops' up and that I can say "I'm fine" with some degree of certainty in the coming days. I'll be spending lots of time talking with insurance agencies, police, doctors, etc. in the days to come so, yeah again, I'll be low on the blogging scene. But, as always will try to check in on ya's and see how you're doing without me.

Say a prayer or twelve (or more) for me will ya', Kids? Thanks.

35 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! That is horrible! I'm so sorry. I hope they catch the guy. I hope you feel better. I hope things look up very soon. I will be sending good thoughts your way. Hang in there!

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  2. Thank goodness you are ok!!! What a day full of suck, sorry. I'm glad you are still with us!

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  3. Geez Beefy ~ what a total pain in the neck (literally and figuratively)! Let's just hope kharma pays that guy a visit or two!

    Thinking of you and sending HUGE happy, healing, get-the-insurance stuff handled quickly wishes your way.

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  4. Oh Beefy, I am so sorry. I just had an accident last week and another friend the week before..these things happen in threes indeed. At least you are in one piece - the soreness goes away after a few days, but don't hesitate to get a once over from a dr, just in case.

    Good grief. It's trials like these that makes us stronger. Sending lots of x o's.

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  5. I am SO sorry for this- but SO glad that you are safe.
    Sending big hugs to you and hope that you are feeling better really soon.

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  6. It'll be ok! =) Smile and hope your day is better tomorrow!

    -Chiara @ mylittletiara.blogspot.com

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  7. So glad you and the pup are okay...well, okay as you can be! I can't believe the guy took off...he'll get his comeuppance, I'm sure of it!

    Take care, rest and heal...prayers, more than 12, on there way! xxoo

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  8. oh god....i'm so glad you're okay! sending pillowy cupcake thoughts and healing wishes to you, beefy. much love always, and again, so relieved you're okay.

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  9. Oh No!!! This is so not cool !! I am so sorry B. CRAP! People are so disappointing at times but mostly theyre not and that's how we get by. I would give you a hug ( a soft one) and bring you something sweet if I was there, but I am here and sending you love.
    Laurel

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  10. beefy! i am glad you are ok!

    you tell those police guys to look at every bit of surveillance video they have around that intersection!

    there's a word for people like those guys. but i won't share what it is.

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  11. What sort of person doesn't even stick around long enough to check that you're OK? I'm so sorry Beefy! I can imagine that rollercoaster you're on. Hope you're OK!

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  12. Beefy, I hope you're feeling a little better today. I've only been in minor car accidents, but even those are terrifying! Wishing you well as you get back in the saddle…

    xoxo,
    Carrie Pony

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  13. I think I understand something of what you're going through right now. I had a bad car crash at Christmas with my 3 year old son in the back (although the ass who caused the crash didn't do a runner and I didn't need a doctor). I'm a fairly new driver and I'm currently training myself to get rid of A LOT of driving nerves. If I managed to get behind the wheel again, so will you. Good luck - I will be thinking of you.

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  14. Oh no! I hope you're okay. I wish you luck with all those visits and paperwork.

    You're the third blogger this week (that I follow) who has been in a car accident! Terrible.

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  15. What is wrong with people?!! Who just drives off? So sorry to hear this happened, hoping resolution come swiftly for you.

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  16. I'm so sorry! What a jerk, stupid Bronco driver! I hope you start to feel better soon, physically and emotionally. Find peace in knowing that Mr. Bronco's life must be shite :P

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  17. yikes sorry to read about your car accident. rest up and take care.

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  18. sending a big hug and best wishes your way!

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  19. Glad you are mostly ok - I know how it sucks, but it's just a car - your person and pupson is impossible to replace and good you're in one piece!

    good luck - get some scotch, just not before you talk to the coppers

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  20. So sorry to hear about your accident. Didn't that driver know that you have other things you're trying to deal with in your life and that you don't have the time or energy for this?

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  21. That really sucks! I'm so sorry!

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  22. Oh Beefy, that's just awful! Hope you are not aching by now.

    Take care hon!

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  23. Ugh! That SUCKS! Feel better, Beef!!! xoxo

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  24. Oh Uncle B., I'm so sorry. What ass*oles these people are. Glad you and the dog are okay. Hope you feel better and thinking of you :)

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  25. Bummer.. hate when bad things happen to good people. Feel better soon.

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  26. Bummer... I hate it when bad things happen to good people. Feel better soon. Hope the police catch the jerk.

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  27. I'm so sorry, Beefy. What an a'hole to leave the scene. And thank goodness you and your dog are OK. So scary and traumatizing. I'm thinking of you, friend.

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  28. thats horrible!!!i would recommend getting stronger than ibuprofen, ma dear..hang in there..it will pass soon..

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  29. I hope you're OK too. Did you get checked out by a Doctor? Surely someone saw it? What a dick for just shooting through. Not cool at all. Px

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  30. this is such a terrible story... thank God you are ok... cars can be repaired... payments will work out... but you are irreplaceable...thank God He saved you...

    and for the loser who took off... God will take care of him...

    rest well....xx

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  31. That's awful, so sorry to hear about that. Hope you're feeling better and so glad you are safe.

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  32. HI, Kids!!!

    WOW! Well, too many comments to respond back to individually but wanted to take a moment to say thanks for ALL the comments and support!

    Things are coming back together and I'm not letting any of this get me down. In fact, it would appear to be a "blessing in disguise" from my perspective at the moment.

    Thanks again, Kids! :)

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  33. I feel your emotional pain - the last big storm a tree fell on our property and totalled our car. I hope you are feeling better my dear and tapering off the IBU's. The sun will appear soon, I am ever hopeful.

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  34. I'm so sorry to hear this, I hope you took all the precautions to take care of you first. I’m so glad your angle secured you from going any further into oncoming traffic. As for they I’m not watching accident prone individual…let’s hope his continuants gets to him.

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