The sweet and lovely Reese was visiting the Bay Area. She swung by the shop so that we could meet, and she could ogle the yarn of course. You can take it from me, Frank & Reese are just adorable in person as they are on Flickr. Also... Make sure to check out her hand dyed yarn... Gorgeous! I forgot to bring my camera, but Reese didn't. So hopefully, a photo soon to come.
Saturday night my friend Kate, her friend Fiona, & myself were heading to get some dinner, and possibly knit later in the evening. Kate was driving, Fiona was in the front seat, I sat behind Kate. We were stopped at a red light, we heard crazy loud screeching, and then "SMACK! SMACK!" Everyone had seat belts one. I didn't realize it first, I was so high on my adrenaline. I got out of the car to see if Kate needed any help. Per the nice police officer's request, I moved Kate's ca into a nearby parking lot. That is when my neck started hurting, then my back.
I was in a c-spine collar, on a board in the ambulance for about an hour before we even left for the hospital. It was a super crappy night. The accident was around six thirty, and I didn't leave the hospital til after ten o'clock. After a dozen uncomfortable x-rays the doctor released me, with a stack of pain killer prescriptions. My neck, and upper back hurt so bad!!!! The worst part of the whole evening was that I had to pee really bad on the way to dinner. Then I was strapped down to a rock hard board, straps weighing on my about to burst bladder. At one point the pain from having to pee far surpassed my neck & back pain. I was crying like a baby. Much to my horror, a nurse wheeled me into a private room to "help" me pee. As humiliating, and horrifying as that experience was, DAMN if I didn't feel so much better from the waist down.
There were no major injuries to anyone involved in the accident, thank heavens. Kate's car had a small smudge on the bumper. The other two vehicles were screwed up pretty badly. Being in the backseat, I sucked up most of the impact. I actually flew forward & whipped back.
Ahhhhh, good times. Now back to my game shows & vicodin.