Monday, March 20, 2006

The Good, The Bad, & The Pain

The good-
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.

The bad-
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.

The Pain-
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.

29 comments:

  1. Oh no! I'm so sorry about the accident. I hope you heal quickly.

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  2. Oh, that's terrible. Just what you didn't need. I hope the pain eases up very soon.

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  3. take care of yourself and don't take too many vicodins, I had a bicycle accident and hubby couldn't get me to eat, just wanted more vicodin! That stuff is majorly addictive! GET WELL SOON!

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  4. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that, Tammy!! Ouch. Don't over exert yourself!

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  5. oh no! so sorry you had to go through that, I hope you heal quickly and well.

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  6. OOOOOH!! that is so crudy! I am glad it wasn't worse, but no fun that it happened. I hope you are feeling better...poor thing, nothing like a full bladder to get your mind off of other things! yikes.
    Take care and rest.

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  7. Oh, you poor thing! How awful! I was in a very rotten accident a few years back. Accupuncture and massage really helped.

    Get well and get lots of rest.

    Oh, and epsom salt baths help too.

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  8. oh jeez...
    can you knit still?
    that would be horrifying if you couldnt knit..
    that was the worst about labor- I COULDNT KNIT!!!
    ARGGGGGGGGGGGG


    get better mamacita!
    enjoy the vicodin while they last...

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  9. Sorry about your accident! That just sucks... I hope you feel better soon.

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  10. Que horrible! My thoughts are with you, darlin'.

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  11. I am so glad that you are not more seriously injured. I hope you heal real quick! Hugs, Debra

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  12. I am SOOOOO sorry. I hope you feel better soon. If you need anything let me know.

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  13. Oh, I am so sorry about your accident!! I hope that your pain is only temporary. Hope you can knit soon!

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  14. Awww I hope you feel better soon ~ Just browsing through blogs from SP7 and came across yours. I love your blog, will be back to visit soon:)

    Ya Vicodin is nice I am on that I was on Oxy Cod. And I was scratching like a crack umm ya I looked very interesting.

    Take Care
    Shann

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  15. OMG! This has happened to me, it's so terrible. I feel your pain, hon. Being strapped to that backboard for so long is terrible. I was so tightly strapped down that I had a bruise on my forhead from the tape or whatever they used. I feel for you, take it easy and relax if you can.

    As for meeting Reese, how very exciting! I've been blog buddies with her for like 3 years now and have yet to meet her! I hope she pops into Paris someday! :)

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  16. yikes! I hope you'll be okay soon!

    I drove through Julian the other day and thought of you. . .

    : }

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  17. holy crap! i'm glad that the injuries were all pretty minor, but so sorry that you're in pain. i hope you're feeling better soon! take it easy for a little while.

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  18. How scary! I hope you feel better soon. That sounds very painful. Thank goodness no one was seriously injured. Take care of yourself and rest a lot.

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  19. Oh Tammy!

    So much pain! I hope you feel better soon! Take care--I'm thinking of you.

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  20. Hey... I just randomly bought some of her yarn on Etsy, and here you are mentioning it! How weird ... I just looked at her handdyed yarn and said "That's my yarn!"

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  21. omg...falling off ladders, getting hit by cars!!! i'm glad the injuries weren't as bad as they could have been.

    i hope you are better.

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  23. are you better??? Blogville isnt the same without you!
    There is a gagle of Reno knitters that will be tromping down to SF July 21st for Stitch n Pitch Giants game and then a yarn crawl the following day- I am hoping I will get to come into the store and maybe meet you as well!
    hegs! (Healing hugs)

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  24. Oh Tammy! I just popped in for my first visit to tell you what a wonderful secret pal you have been to me...I hope you are feeling better soon. For as wonderful of a secret pal as you have been, you have to get some good karma coming your way.

    I hope you are well again very soon!

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  25. wow, i really hope you are ok!! it's been awhile.

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  26. Hope all is well, haven't seen ya in awhile?? take care!

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  27. Oh my dear Purl,

    I'm beginning to worry--alas we haven't seen a new post in a while! I can only imagine how much pain you must be in from that awful car accident. So, please take care of yourself.

    I do live in Alameda, (and patiently waiting for the Forbidden Island bar to open up!)so if you need anything, you just let me know!

    - Leslie (of GoodCraftenoon!)

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  28. Miss you!!!! I hope you are ok!!

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  29. How are you fairing? Have you recovered in time for school? Can't wait to hear about class! I miss your fun convo and all yer knittin wisdom. :)

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