Thanksgiving 06'

It was the day after thanksgiving, otherwise known as Black Friday. Never would i have realized what i was gettin myself into...

I was up at 3:30am that morning, picked up a friend and headed out to the opening of the big sale.. we then went out for breakfast after we reached Madison for other sales...

After shopping for a while, we decided to head back home. about 12 minutes from home, i was getting really tired. So tired, that i closed my eyes for a couple seconds while driving, a couple seconds to long. Before i knew it, my friend screamed. I opened my eyes as the glass shatters all over me and car spins 180 degrees. I realized i hit an oncomming truck head-on going about 55-60miles an hour. I turn my head toward my friend to ask if he's ok. He looks perfectly fine..

I realize im not. First i see blood drippin from above my left eye... looking down, the steering wheel is tight against my chest and i have intensive pain. I was trapped inside the van, couldn't get out. I wasn't able to move, it hurt so bad. I cried in pain. My friend found my cellphone and i quickly dialed my mom and told her i was in a car wreck, half crying over the phone... of course i told her i was fine, but i didn't know for sure.

They had to use the Jaws Of Life to get me out. they tore off my driver door, rolled back the dashboard and even cut off some of the roof. I was in there pretty good. They then had to lift me out and put me on a stretcher. I screamed in pain, my knee and my left hip was killing me. I had no clue what i did. I was put in an ambulance, ******** of my clothes and realized my leg was bleeding as well. I was rushed to the emergency room only to be told that they couldn't help me there. I had to take the Flight For Life back to madison where i just was. There I learned my left hip was dislocated and i tore two tendons in my knee...

It was the longest 6days of my life....

I came home, was in a wheelchair for a while and partially on crutches. I missed school, missed my friends, missed work.

About 2 weeks later i finally went back to school just in time for exams. That was hell on earth. It was quite fun tho going around in the wheel chair for about a week. I then went to full-time crutches.. then one then none real quick.. god i hate crutches.

Back in the hospital i was also told that i had a blood clot in my leg so i was on blood thinners for 6 months...

I wasn't able to go back to work till late january, which sucked majorly! i hated being home and not being able to do anything. I'm now back to normal, barely any problems at all, and back driving as if nothing had ever happened... i guess thats the best way to go about it.

 

iGotMine8 iGotMine8
18-21, F
1 Response Jul 13, 2007

Now, 3 years later, i'm being sued by the guy i hit. First of all, he got his settlement, 2nd, he probably just doesn't have a job like the rest of us in this freakin economy