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Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:07 PM

Well, I've survived another wreck

I don't want to drive or ride in a car ever again. I was hit headon last fall.

Yesterday I was driving my little ragtop and...yes it was a schizo squirrel in the road. I swerved to the right to miss the little fellow, not realizing how deep the drop off was.

I panicked and slammed on my brakes, making my car spin in the grass. When I tried to correct and get back on the road I lost control and flipped my car.

I'm lucky to be alive. My hand is broke, have a goose egg on my head, and some scrapes.

Luckily my neck and back are fine and I'm not decapitated.

Not sure what the Universe is trying to tell me. Wish She'd just call and let me know...

Looks like you all get to put up with me for a little longer.

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Reply Well, I've survived another wreck (Original post)
backtoblue Aug 31 OP
tblue37 Aug 31 #1
backtoblue Aug 31 #3
LiberalLoner Aug 31 #2
backtoblue Aug 31 #4
LiberalLoner Aug 31 #5
backtoblue Aug 31 #6
LiberalLoner Aug 31 #7
backtoblue Aug 31 #8
LiberalLoner Aug 31 #9
LiberalLoner Aug 31 #10
backtoblue Aug 31 #11
grantcart Aug 31 #14
backtoblue Aug 31 #22
irisblue Aug 31 #12
backtoblue Aug 31 #13
alwaysinasnit Aug 31 #15
backtoblue Aug 31 #17
alwaysinasnit Aug 31 #20
tclambert Aug 31 #16
backtoblue Aug 31 #18
tclambert Aug 31 #23
extvbroadcaster Aug 31 #19
backtoblue Aug 31 #24
gademocrat7 Aug 31 #21
backtoblue Aug 31 #25
Karadeniz Aug 31 #26
backtoblue Sep 1 #32
PatrickforO Aug 31 #27
backtoblue Sep 1 #33
PatrickforO Sep 1 #39
AJT Aug 31 #28
backtoblue Sep 1 #34
AJT Sep 1 #38
captain queeg Aug 31 #29
backtoblue Sep 1 #35
paleotn Aug 31 #30
backtoblue Sep 1 #36
secondwind Aug 31 #31
backtoblue Sep 1 #37

Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:09 PM

1. Yikes! Maybe you should avoid cars for awhile. I'm glad your injuries are not worse. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:10 PM

3. Yeah, I'm not on a hurry to get another car

If I didn't live out in the boon docks, I'd just ride the bus.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:09 PM

2. Oh my goodness you poor thing

You must be really shaken up by that. Iím glad your injuries werenít any worse.

Sending you hugs and wishes for the angels to protect you and heal you.

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:12 PM

4. Thank you for the hug!

I'm a little loopy from pain meds and crying on and off. I think I need to be wrapped in bubble wrap lol

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:14 PM

5. Oh, I'm so sorry. If I were your neighbor I'd come over and make you some

Hot chocolate or hot tea or something that would comfort you. Maybe wrap up in a blanket and use a heating pad for whatever hurts. And watch some comforting, silly tv, maybe a kids movie or something funny.

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:16 PM

6. Yes!

I'm alone tonight, so I'm thinking a nice cup of chamomile tea and pajamas.

Might watch Finding Nemo

PS I wish you were my neighbor!

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:17 PM

7. That sounds like an awesome idea! But you wouldn't want to be my neighbor for real

Because then Iíd make you look at all my latest stupid paintings, LOL!

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:19 PM

8. Are you my soul mate?



I love drawing and like to try to paint. It's soothing and kinda puts me in a trance.

No art for me for a while...

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:20 PM

9. Could be! I'm a loner too! I hope you heal up fast and get back to doing art!

Thatís why I do it too. One of the reasons. Itís like meditation for me.

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #9)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:24 PM

10. P.s. I'm getting sleepy now, I will check in tomorrow to see how you are doing, hopefully

You will feel better tomorrow!

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #9)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:29 PM

11. OMG you have MS too?!

I was given a "probable" diagnosis recently. It's relapse-remittant. I've actually had decent mobility for a while. I lost feeling in my right leg a year ago and had weird tingling/burning in my feet and hands.

No problems yet with my eyes, but brain fog, stuttering, and slurring are pretty annoying.

I'm sorry you have to deal with this disease. Please PM me anytime! I think we'll have alot to talk about!

Have a good, restful night.

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:50 PM

14. Sad to hear about the MS diagnosis. Best wishes in that fight.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #14)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 08:13 PM

22. It's gonna be ok

I've had all the symptoms for about ten years. At first I was devastated to hear it was MS, but then I felt relieved to finally know what was wrong with me.

For a short period of time I was convinced that I had mad cow disease. I guess im lucky in that regard...

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:40 PM

12. Oh honey. Big Hugs

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Response to irisblue (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:48 PM

13. You've got the best hugs .



Thank you my sweet friend.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:52 PM

15. Hey Sister! You can't seem to catch a break, can you. Please keep us posted, especially when you

are loopy with meds.

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Reply #15)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 08:02 PM

17. Hey there!

How have you been?

I think I've got the best *worst* luck on the planet. As bad as the awful things I've gone through, I always seem to get through them fairly well.

Maybe I really have good luck. (Considering how much is thrown at me) lol

I wrote an OP a few days ago about being angry. Guess the Universe decided I needed a distraction...

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #17)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 08:10 PM

20. I've got to hand it to you, you get knocked about and yet you get right back up. I read your OP and

I felt myself constantly nodding my head in agreement. As for the distraction the Universe decided you needed, perhaps it was just a reminder to be kind to yourself.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:59 PM

16. I hear Volvos are nice and safe.

Or maybe something with a roll cage and five point harness built in.

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Response to tclambert (Reply #16)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 08:05 PM

18. Like...a tank



It was a peculiar thing to be hanging upside down in my seatbelt. The strange things that I'll always remember from this wreck.

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #18)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 08:16 PM

23. An Abrams has a fuel capacity of 500 gallons.

Around here, that's about $1200 for a fill-up. But you never have trouble finding a parking space. If there's a car where you want to park, just crush it.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 08:09 PM

19. Driving is dangerous

By far the most dangerous thing people do every day is driving. I have lived in Los Angeles and Atlanta. But freeways are bad everywhere. It is really insane, people going 80 mph, weaving in and out, motorcycles with people wearing no helmets, trucks, buses, you name it. I have had a couple of serious wrecks and it makes you think. I am more careful now driving than I have ever been. If I could drive around in a Sherman tank I would. Mostly I avoid heavy traffic, rush hours, and take trains when I can. It is amazing to me there are not more wrecks than there are. Glad you came out of your wreck with just minor injuries.

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Response to extvbroadcaster (Reply #19)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 08:17 PM

24. I worked over a decade as an embalmer/funeral director

I buried so many car accident victims that I lost count. Being in my wrecks have definitely triggered my PTSD.

Alot of people don't survive a convertible roll over. I walked away with my head and my life.

My son is close to driving age and that terrifies me. There seemed to be a much higher accident rate among young males.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 08:12 PM

21. So sorry, backtoblue.

Sending you healing hugs.

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Response to gademocrat7 (Reply #21)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 08:19 PM

25. Hugs received

Thank you!

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 08:35 PM

26. A car wreck will leave its mark on your psyche! I still avoid left turns by making two right

Turns, then going straight!

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #26)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 03:16 AM

32. Was that you in the van with the blue tape???

They made a left turn, then another left turn, ...

Sorry for your wreck. I've got silly pill brain and your post took me to a laughy place.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 08:36 PM

27. Well, actually I'm glad of that. Putting up with you a bit longer, I mean.

Sorry about your accident. I guess that's why they call them squirrels. Cause they are squirrely.

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #27)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 03:21 AM

33. I just hate hitting animals

I've always braked or tried to miss running over anyone from doggies, kitties, birds, turtles.

Never had time to miss a butterfly though. For some reason hitting those make me feel absolutely awful.

I wish squirrels could spontaneously evolve and learn to not dance in the road.

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #33)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 09:54 AM

39. Yeah, I do too. Thing is, hitting the animal is better than injuring yourself. I learned

that lesson vicariously long ago, thankfully. Not one you want to learn the hard way.

I knew this lady named Evelyn. She and her husband were fairly wealthy and had some horses. Evelyn had a jeep and one day she was driving. A deer came out in the road. She veered away, rolled the jeep and ended up in a wheelchair, paralyzed.

Oh, she started a horseback therapy organization that helped handicapped kids, so she did some good stuff. But once, she and I were talking about the accident and how she'd made lemonade out of lemons, and she gazed out of their picture window at the stand of pine trees that blocked view of their house from the road.

In spite of the beauty of the day, a great sadness emanated from her. A tear ran down her cheek.

"I'm sick of pine trees," she said.

I've never forgotten that moment, or the vicarious lesson. So, I hit the brakes if an animal jumps out, but I don't swerve.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 08:50 PM

28. Perhaps you should change your moniker to "blackandblue"



I am glad your injuries were fairly minor. It must have been very scary, I am so sorry you went through that.

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Response to AJT (Reply #28)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 03:22 AM

34. blackandblue



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Response to backtoblue (Reply #34)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 09:09 AM

38. Take good care of yourself my friend.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 09:06 PM

29. Sucks for sure. Last one has been a few years ago

No idea what happened. Woke with EMT trying to figure out how to get me out. Likely I fell asleep at the wheel, I hadnít been sleeping well at that time. Broke my back again leading to my 3rd and 4th surgeries. Your first statement made me think; I had my dog in the back seat. He was shook up but ok, someone took him to the veterinary hospital. But for months after that he wouldnít get in the car with me. His favorite thing to do was go out to a nearby public area where I could let him off the leash. It took him at least a couple months before that desire outweighed memory of the crash.

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #29)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 03:26 AM

35. Man I'm glad you survived that!

I usually have my teenager or my lab with me. I can't even imagine if they'd been with me..



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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 09:22 PM

30. Glad you're OK.....

Know how you feel. Scary stuff. Last accident I had, for some reason I had the presence of mind to actually notice that time does dilate. And the seat belt bruise. Ouch! That's still painful to think about.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #30)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 03:31 AM

36. Yeah it does!

I just noticed a bruise going all the way from my should to my hip. My hand has been hurting so bad that I didn't even feel the huge bruise!

There's a sore spot across my collar bone that's likely from the seat belt.

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Response to backtoblue (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 09:35 PM

31. You have a wicked sense of humor. Stick around


a little longer!!

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Response to secondwind (Reply #31)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 03:36 AM

37. It's either laugh, cry, or bang my head

I'm only 39, so you guys have got a long time to put up with me! Suckers!


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