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YUCK! I'm just not happy.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I've been up since 7am. It is 4pm. I'm bored out of my tree.

My eyes are still hurting. The burning has finally stopped but I feel like when you open your eyes in a pool with too much chlorine. They are really irritated. So is my nose. I'm still trying to figure out how having something explode in my face was supposed to be helpful?!?

I have bruises all over my chest, shoulder, and abdomen for the air bag (grrr) and the seat belt. I have some nasty cuts from the seat belt on my collar bone.

The air bag also burned and left cuts all over my left arm. My legs must have hit the dashboard because they are bruised on the shins. How wonderful for my shin splints. They were just feeling better.

I know it really could be worse. I've got some really nasty bruised and nothing wants to move right but at least I didn't break anything. I'm supposed to go back to work tomorrow.

I've been fighting the worst headache of my life all day. They did ever scan in the book on me yesterday. I was at the hospital for over 10 hours yesterday. They said soft tissue and bruising. I can't believe that bruising could hurt this bad. Feel like I can barely move.

I really wanted to walk this am. I took Gypsy with me, little miss I'm a good dog. Well she is the easiest dog in the world to walk. She barely moves out of the perfect heal position. And she walks with the speed of a snail. And even that was too much. I barely made it home. My body was screaming like I'd run for hours and all I did was walk for 40 minutes!

So I gave in and have sat in front of the idiot box all day. Humans V/S Zombies was the typical B zombie movie. So I broke out the Thing for some fun.

I did manage to do a load of dishes (we don't have a dish washer so standing at the sink for longer than that was too much). I have a friend coming at 5 to try to go for a walk. I promise to go slow and have someone keep an eye on me. Trust me the "Evil Cherub" will not let me push myself. She is one of the few people I know that can "keep me in line" (so to speak).

I'm trying to keep from eating out of boredom. I can't get into watching TV all day any more. I used to count a day like today as a "good day" but that was the old me. Now, I just want rid of the pain in my head and the pain in my legs so I can DO something. I'm not even certain if this blog makes sense as I can't re-read it (my eyes are burning again). I'm really unhappy.

Thanks for listening to my pity party.

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    You have every right to feel unhappy! It's ok!!!!! I think the walk might have been too much for you. I know the airbag residual sucks, but before airbags you might have been seriously injured with broken bones or worse. I am glad for that airbag for you right about now!

    Sending you lots of hugs!

    2971 days ago
    Good Girl Evil Cherub! Oh, I am just reading these blogs and what a horrible crash! Of course this could have been so much worse! Keep that in mind and you get frustrated.... You could be stuck in the hospital! All I can say is ouch! I know, a day seated used to be fun, now it is frustrating and bruises can often hurt worse than anything! I simply bruised my arm by walking quickly into a doorknob and ouch! Again, just relax, rest & recover! At least you are able to move ll be it slowly!
    2973 days ago
    I'm sorry you are feeling so badly. I'm sure your headache from the airbag and from your head going back and forth during the impact. I know that watching TV all day long can be one of the most boring things in the world to do especially when all you want to do is feel better so you can walk and exercise. Blog as much as you like! We are all here for you! Don't rush this because you could end up setting yourself back even further. Take care!! Sending more positive healing thoughts your way!

    2973 days ago
    Are there any eye drops or anything they can give you for your eyes? Sore eyes just make things feel even more miserable. I once had a scratched cornea and that made watching TV miserable (as if daytime TV wasn't iserable enough!) and it was a struggle to read, too. Sigh.

    I was once in an accident where the air bag didn't deploy, and yet I still had purple and green bruises across my chest from the seat belt. And I remember how much more everything ached the next day. Your body absorbed a lot of impact, so it needs time to heal. Be patient, and let your body heal.
    2974 days ago
    Just do some simple stretching, it will help you loosen up and keep your busy. Light and easy!
    2974 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear about your accident! Our bodies don't like getting jarred like that...it just takes awhile to heal. I do lots of puzzles when I'm bored.
    2974 days ago
    I do hope things get better soon for you. I know you hurt right now, but later you will probably look back on this and be thankful for being ok enough to walk and talk and do some things, even if you can't do as much as you want.
    2974 days ago
    I'm so sorry to hear of your accident! I know how rough it is to recuperate, but the more you allow your body to heal, the better you'll feel in the long run.

    I agree that daytime TV is just horrible. Horror movies and popcorn (with some nutritional yeast topping) sound like fun. I'll be happy to suggest a few good zombie or other kind of horror movies. Ahhh! Zombies! is a fun, quirky one; Fido is pretty good, too. I think they're available streaming either on Hulu, Netflix or Amazon.

    When you are tired of watching tv, maybe you can do a little meditating, journaling or planning/thinking about rearranging things a bit. Pretend you are snowed in, and it won't feel as frustrating. Your body needs time and rest to heal. I'll send you some good vibes!
    2974 days ago
    Sorry you feel so rotten. It's probably best that you took it easy today; your body had quite the shock. Give it a few days and you'll be feeling better.

    Until then, keep taking care of yourself.

    2974 days ago
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    Certainly not a pity party Kitty - I know you're sore and in pain from all the damage the safety devices did to you but you're right - imagine how much worse you could have been if not for them. I certainly don't want to think about it :-(

    I've been sending you Love & Light since I heard from Jacque. Do me a favor? Ask your doctor if perhaps a light Swedish Massage may do you some good and I'll bust my butt to get to you ONLY if he says yes. I have to have his permission first. Oh, and a bonus? I have vegan massage lotion to use for you!! It's a smaller sample bottle but it will be enough for at least this once.

    Speaking of massage, I've got to get my butt to school to take my test today. Still sending you Love & Light (and David & Boy-Child too). Love You Kitty!!

    Oh - and thank the Evil Cherub for keeping a good eye on you :-) She rocks!!
    2974 days ago
    The headache is partially from the airbag "powder" and partially from the jolt of your head snapping back and forth from the impact. That's why you have to be careful though. Sometimes you don't know how much that "whiplash" effect can affect things like your balance and whether you've sustained a minor injury that just hasn't shown itself yet in your neck. I know, daytime T.V. for your only entertainment can make you feel like sticking your fingers in a light socket after awhile, but you just have to make sure that there isn't some kind of injury that they've missed. If they gave you pain meds, they can be throwing you off more than you think too. I couldn't exercise while I was on them. Recovery is uncomfortable, but mostly it's BORING. Take care of yourself and keep talking to everyone here. We'll work on keeping your spirits up!!

    2974 days ago
    So sorry your going through all that...but it sounds like the air bag did it's job imagine what you would have felt like if it hadn't. I think your being to hard on yourself and that you need to take it easy, especially if you hurt! You don't go from being in a car accident to being ok the next day....I wouldn't be surprised if your more soar tomorrow...I know you don't want to hear that but take it slow and take care of yourself...otherwise it is going to take longer to heal. Sending prayers your way.
    2974 days ago
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