didn’t see this coming!


this post will be short since i can only use my left hand.  on wednesday, 29 july i was on my way home when i had to stop suddenly to avoid hitting the car in front of me.  i was relieved i didn’t hit anyone – no idea why cars in front were stopping.  then a few seconds later, the car behind me rear ended me.  somehow i got the car over to the side of the road – my right shoulder was killing me and i could only sit there trying to  recover my wits.  the other driver didn’t come up to me for quite a while – his air bag deployed.  he let me use his phone to call vickie – my insurance agent.  i told her what happened but then his phone cut out before i could tell her where i was.

he had called his mom and when she came, i asked her to call vickie to let her know where i was.  then she asked if i wanted her to call the police and an ambulance – hell, yes!!!  the fire department and ambulance came, they pull a collar on and put me on a backboard.  it wasn’t easy to to get me out and i felt i was falling.  the highway patrol officer got all the information for me and i asked that they tow the car to murray’s.

eddie was at the archives, so i asked vickie to call him after 1 to let him know what happened.  then i was on my way to er.  i found out later that murray’s had called eddie to say they had my car, so he called vickie to find out what was happening.  poor love, by the time he found me, he was really shaken up.  i had been having x-rays and a c-scan to find out what had happened.  they didn’t really tell me much, only that my right arm was broken – they put a sling on and told me i could go home.  i was to call the orthopedic surgeon’s office for an appointment for early the following week.

i have been quite miserably uncomfortable, sleeping the chair, the bed – anywhere i could find a comfortable position.  i had some heavy duty med for pain, but it wasn’t doing it for me.  i saw the surgeon on tuesday and finally found out what the problem is – at the top of the humorous is the ball, there is a fracture along the bottom, plus another one a little bit down as well.  i need to be in the sling for 8 weeks for it to heal, then they will do an inverted joint replacement.  another 6 or 8 weeks.

the car is totaled, so that means another car.  this is the end of my energy, i’ll do another post in a bit.

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2 Responses to “didn’t see this coming!”

  1. Charlotte Trayer Says:

    For only typing with one hand, you did pretty well, Liz!!

    It was good to chat with you this afternoon. Hope your humerus heals up more quickly than anticipated so you can have that surgery and then maybe get your life back!!!

    Talk to you again soon. love, Char

    • Lee Kaplanian Says:

      funny you should mention getting my life – this afternoon i was thinking i don’t really have much of a life at the moment because there isn’t a lot i cab do physically. this too shall pass.

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