|What is my problem? Stop smiling already!|
The super nice firemen and paramedics who came to the scene kept saying "you are handling this so well". My blood pressure was pretty normal and even my pulse wasn't that elevated. While I know I was in shock, I was seriously happy to be alive and not seriously hurt. Can you imagine if after all I've been through, I get taken out by a car accident? Come on, that would be seriously cruel.
Of course Nick was on his way to the airport for a client meeting in San Jose, so he drove like a bat out of hell to be by my side. Upon making sure I was really ok, he left again for the airport, and my sweet friend Andrea (who I was heading to meet for coffee at the time of the accident) scooped me up and drove me to radiation. My radiologist checked me out and gave me a go ahead for treatment. He said "I worked in ER. Nobody comes in the day of an accident. They always come in the next day because that's when all the bruising and muscle aches appear." So, I'm really looking forward to tomorrow. I've got a cut and big bruise on my right arm (unfortunately the arm I'm not supposed to injure since they took all the lymph nodes from that side), a sore neck and random other spots of bruising. I've been icing, adviling and valuiming all day. That reminds me, it's valium time- yay!
My car is at some tow yard waiting to be picked up from the body shop. I drive a VW Touareg and that thing took a serious hit and kept me quite safe (airbag did employ) so a shout out to the safety of VW. Thank you, you German carmakers! I don't expect them to total it, but I'm sure I'll be in a rental for quite a few weeks. I'll be ok as long as it's not some PT Cruiser. Insulting!
I'll let you know how I'm feeling after a nights sleep. I'm really hoping the bruising does not get worse overnight. Then maybe I can show a few photos from last weekend, and then get prepared for our big Komen weekend. I'm super excited to see everyone as people are already trickling into town.
Oh, and a very happy birthday to my friend Rebecca today. She's the big 30 (ok- add 10 years) but you'd never know it. She's lovely inside and out and I'm proud to call her one of my very best friends.
Let's hope tomorrow is a little less exciting, jeez!