Sucky week...and then BANG!!!
I just finished an Eddie-type week last week.
I had just about the worst work week of my life. Friday at 5:00 came and I was excited about just chilling all weekend.
Then I had to go crashing into a guardrail at enough speed to deploy my airbags. They hit my face and it felt like my face was crushed in. Lots and lots of blood. On a white polo. Ambulance came and took me to the emergency room. Thought I would be treated for a broken nose and cuts and sent home. Nope. They discovered I wasn't just bleeding from my eyelid. I actually had corneal bleeding. "We need to rush you to University in Louisville. You might lose an eye." Yep. Scared sh*tless I was. They were gonna send me by helicopter but couldn't cause of the weather. So I rode 100 miles in an ambulance on one of those hard boards. Not fun. Couldn't see anything.
Anyway...they got me there, cleaned me up, marveled at the fact that I now had one blue eye and one green eye, then the docs came and poked and prodded and discovered I had a hyphema in my right eye. Basically a hemorrhage. Not gonna lose my eye. I had no vision from it for the first 24 hours, but I'm actually driving now. Of course, not my car cause it's totalled. And that sucks.
Oh yeah...I made my last payment on that car just a few hours before I totalled it. Yep. Leave it to me.
But despite the scratches and bruises and abrasions on my face, I'm walking and talking and seeing and actually back at work.
Life's funny ain't it?
Oh my god. That is horrible >.< Will your eye recover 100%? I'm so sorry about your car too >.< Insurance company going to get you a new one, or...?
What a terrible week.
Try to count your blessings - you are still alive, and with two eyes. Cars are much less important.
I had a follow-up visit at the eye doc yesterday. He said that in about six months I might see a little differently out of my left eye, but that should be corrected the next time I get new glasses or contacts.
As for the car, I won't be getting a new one. Whatever money I get out this one, that's how much I'll have to spend on a car. But I should be able to get a decent one for that.
Wow, that's absolutely horrible. Is your work too far to ride a bike to?
You think that was hard? I had to put on my clothes today...0
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Oh my poor honey! I'm glad you're okay sweetie!! **hugs** You're very lucky you didn't lose your eye my friend0
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That really sucks but be thankful it wasn't worse.
Life is funny! at least you're in one piece and able to laugh about it now cuddle
Oh my God. I am so glad you were not 'too' hurt. big hugs
OMG Damien!! Well I'm glad you are okay now hun. I can only imagine how scary all that was! hug
This was horrible. But I'm really glad you're fine now.
I can't see the funny part of it, but I can understand that it must be a great relief for you to be able to leave all these things behind. Life has its high and low sometimes, like a pendulum.
hugs Glad your ok though! So whatcha drivin'? Did you get a yellow pt cruiser like Eddie? or are you driving a friends car?0
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I'm glad your okay, this is a better place having you around... I just hope your not driving a easter egg yellow PT Cruiser. I could just hear what the local Mayberryans might say.
Back in the dark ages, when I was married, my then wife, totaled my car.
The insurace payment was more than the final payment I had on the bastard.
Odd that you have one blue and one green, Im currently sporting one blue and one black and red and purple bastard with a nice cut right at the edge of my eye and cheek bone.
I didnt wreck a car, I got hit in teh fucking head with a hammer.
Like you, it was my own fault, I dont even have anyone to go beat the shit out of for pay back.
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I just hope your not driving a easter egg yellow PT Cruiser. I could just hear what the local Mayberryans might say.
You just had to bring that up didn't you :frowning:
No yellow PT Cruiser!
I'm actually driving the old Bronco II my brother had sitting around. It's a great time to live near parents and brothers, I tell you. My insurance should settle in the next couple of days. I'm not gonna be in a hurry. Gonna take me time and find something decent. Java - If I were a little more in shape, the 6 mile bike ride to work would be nothing. But I don't wanna arrive all sweaty.
I no longer have a green eye. BOth blue. Although the traumatized one will apparently be quite dilated for a while. Had another Dr. visit today. All is looking good.
My nephew was a hoot. (He's 3 years old.) When he first saw me he looked concerned and said, "What's wrong, Uncle Damien?" I told him that I broke my car and got hit by and airbag."
Today he looked again and asked what the dark spot under my eye was. I said "You remember what happened to me, don't you?" He said "You broke your car and got hit by an ear bag."
Then he proceeded to tell me I MUST buy another red car.
He's a hoot.
And thanks for all your kind words. I am lucky. And what I'm dealing with now is just minor annoyances. I can handle that.
Bloody hell damien.. can't imagine how scary that would have been at least you are okay now though honey!!! Bless your newphew, kids are so cute
And chance, what have you been doing to get hit with a hammer...??
wow that is terrible atleast you came out alive, but why did your eye color change?
I was tearing down some siding that was just out of my reach on a ladder, pulling the nails out so that I could get it down. The nail wouldnt come out, I pushed up on the hammer, no luck, I reversed it and pulled down, no rela good, so I grabbed the ladder, put all my weight on it and that rusted bastard broke off. The head came flying off, the hammer hit me in the head, broke my glasses, left a shit load of blood in my beard and took a few minutes to gt he blood stopped.
I kicked my own ass, but I didnt fall off the ladder.
Yesterday I was beating on some shit with a hammer, a board was propped up in the ceiling that I didnt know about and didnt put there, that bastard came down, hit me in the head, hit me in the back bounced into the wall then down into my ankle.
Ever been hit with a 6 foot 2 x 6 ?
FUck oh christ! it took a bit to get up, huge lump on my head, nice scrape down my back on my shoulder blade, and my ankle is about 3 times its normal size now.
I thought, based on pain and immediate swelling that I broke it.
an hour later I was able to get up and go get some ice and been walking on it.
Its sore as shit but not broken.
I got lucky, my brother sa ym car, was looking to talk to me and I wasnt answering my cell so he pulled over and came looking for me. Ever had to have your little brother help carry you to the front yard and your car so you could go get some ice and sit in a chair instead of a cement floor?
I was lucky enough to be wearing a bandana for a sweat rag, and had a nearly empty drink full of ice with me as well so I was able to stop the blood and pack the ankle in ice for a bit when it first happened. Ice melts fast out of the cup at nearly 90 degrees though and a great deal of my time was spent laying around smoking wishing I had some painkillers.
I hope my week doesnt go like Damiens did.
Good to know your OK damien, by the end of the week I hope I am as well
>>>"...I was beating on some shit with a hammer..."
Chance you have the most colorful descriptive renditions of anybody I've read. The imagery you use always brings a smile to my face. Having said that, I'm glad your okay and will live another day to beat some more shit with a hammer, or anything else you want to beat it with.
Chance..... The Shit Beater.