Sunday, August 22, 2021

You Are Invited To My Pity Party

In April, I fell down the stairs at school because the elevator was broken. In May, I ended up in the ER with a kidney stone. And now, this:

I was stopped at a red light on a main thoroughfare, minding my own business, when a jerk in a sports car rear-ended me. Don't ask me why I smiled for the photo. The accident was not fun. Eight hours in the ER was not fun. Being given too much intravaneous pain medication wasn't fun either.

I may or may not have a hairline fracture in one of my neck vertebrae. I don't see a neurosurgeon for another 10 days. In the meantime, I'm enjoying wearing this hot, awkward cervical collar that rubs my skin raw. Not.

And if that's not bad enough, my scroll was not accepted for publication. I feel like it was a waste of time.

I'm hoping this next week will be better!


12 comments:

  1. Oh no. That is a nightmare, but I'm sure it could have been so much worse (the accident). I really love your scroll and please don't feel like it is a waste of time. Here's hoping that there's no fracture.

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  2. Oh, my goodness! What a time you've had. I've been in three of those kinds of accidents and they are not fun. It was always someone hitting me from behind. I was starting to wonder if it was just me but apparently it's not.
    Feel better soon.

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  3. Neck injuries are tricky. I’m sorry to hear you have to wait so long to see the specialist. Sending healing thoughts your way.

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  4. YIKES! Hope next week is definitely better! Get well soon.

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  5. Oh no! I am so sorry to hear this. Like Nancy, I wish you could see the specialist sooner. Take care and I am sending speedy healing thoughts your way.

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  6. Oh, no! I'm so sorry. I will be sending the good healing juju your way, for sure. I hope you can find ways to be comfortable -- and gather some satisfying diversions while you recuperate. Sending XOXO.

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  7. How discouraging! I've had whiplash and it is not easy to resume life right away! Be patient with yourself...
    Sorry about the scroll rejection--it is still beautiful and worth all of the work; display it proudly.

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  8. Oh no! Sending lots of good healing thoughts your way!

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  9. oh dear. I hope your week is much better.

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  10. OH Deb. You have my prayers. THat's awful. Let's hope no surgery is needed. HUGS TO YOU

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  11. Oh Deb, I am joining you in a massive pity party because you deserve a big one. You poor thing, that looks so uncomfortable, I hope you are pain free soon. Be careful my friend.

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