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#1 diane.callaghan

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    Posted 22 January 2010 - 01:40 PM

    Need to vent....not angry but sad.....and feeling sorry for myself.....

    On Jan. 13th I was driving on icy roads and took on a gravel truck with my van....I lost - big time!!! - when all was said and done, the motor was under my feet, the bumber 8 inches behind the frame and I was taken by ambulance to the hospital, treated and released. No broken bones, some mild bruising, loose teeth from the airbag hitting under my chin. (the teeth have since tightened up and the dentist said there are no cracked teeth and my jaw isn't broken). Most pain is in the chest, back & arms.
    I was an EMS provider for 10 years and have seen far worse injuries from way less vehicle damage & impact. I have the prespective that I am SO fortunate to be in one piece, but am feeling sorry for myself as I'm nauseated from the pain medications, still don't quite have the pain in control, not sleeping at through the night (from injuries) in physiotherapy, massage, chiroprator almost daily and the wedding is approaching very quickly. Now I have a horrific head cold to add to the fun.
    I have wonderful support, have the best care providers, but am feeling overwhelmed, disappointed and selfish for feeling sorry for myself..........
    I'm hoping babbling will shake me out of this funk....thanks for listening..

    #2 Pastryqueen_Tanya

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      Posted 22 January 2010 - 01:44 PM

      I am feeling your pain.
      I was just released from hospital and I leave for my wedding in 6 days.
      It has just put things into perspective for me. Some things just aren't important...I am so sorry for your pain, as I am also in a lot.
      Go ahead and feel sorry for yourself. It has been a lot of planning, but I am sure everything will be okay.
      Best wishes!!!

      #3 Cindy*

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        Posted 22 January 2010 - 01:54 PM

        So sorry to hear that. I am very glad that you are (mostly) okay. I hope that this does not impact your wedding in any way. On the up side, you have one more thing to celebrate at the wedding - your life. All the best for a speedy recovery and fabulous wedding.

        #4 diane.callaghan

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          Posted 22 January 2010 - 02:49 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Pastryqueen_Tanya
          I am feeling your pain.
          I was just released from hospital and I leave for my wedding in 6 days.
          It has just put things into perspective for me. Some things just aren't important...I am so sorry for your pain, as I am also in a lot.
          Go ahead and feel sorry for yourself. It has been a lot of planning, but I am sure everything will be okay.
          Best wishes!!!
          thanks - I just read your post - take care of yourself...and good luck with your wedding...

          #5 Loveisintheair

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            Posted 22 January 2010 - 04:19 PM

            I am sorry to learn of situation. You must be resililent because you stated that you bruised but not broken. Stay encouraged during these times. It amazing that you came through with just bruises..WHAT A BLESSING!!! But know every emotion had it righful place and you shouldn't try to deny them. It is normal!! Enjoy your wedding day!!

            #6 Melidell

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              Posted 22 January 2010 - 04:30 PM

              I'm so glad to hear that you're okay! It sounds like it could have been so much worse. I'm so sorry you're in so much pain now, especially with the wedding so soon. The stress must be intense, I hope you have enough time to relax and heal. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
              Loving married life!

              #7 Ana

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              Posted 22 January 2010 - 04:38 PM

              oh no, that sounds terrible!!! I'm sorry that you're going through this so soon before the wedding. But just think ahead to the amazing time you will have on your wedding day!! and hopefully you'll be pain free by then

              #8 ~Nicole~

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                Posted 22 January 2010 - 05:21 PM

                Oh wow! THank God you're ok! I know it seems horrible, but it could be sooo much worse! I feel for you .
                I have to say ErikaJ is my hero. That poor girl had to have surgery done very close to her wedding, but her spirits were so high and I think that REALLY hepled her recovery process.

                I know it sucks, but stay positive! And we're here to listen whenever you need us :)
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                #9 shellk

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                  Posted 22 January 2010 - 05:59 PM

                  keep taking the drugs you will be fine good luck xx

                  #10 kokukitty

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                    Posted 24 January 2010 - 12:03 AM

                    What a blessing you don't have more serious injuries! Focus on the positive and do what the doctors tell you to do. Make sure you tell them what pain meds are making you nauseous. They can adjust your prescription or provide something else that won't make you feel worse than you already do.

                    Take care.




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