icarus: Snape by mysterious artist (Default)
[personal profile] icarus
Got in a car accident tonight. Just back from the hospital.

The x-rays show my foot's fine, just sprained. My car ... didn't look good.

I've resisted getting a cell phone. Really, you don't need one for emergencies because everyone has a cell phone.

But as I sat in that hospital bed, bored out of my scull, I thought of all the things I could be doing with one of those nifty smart phones. I could be checking my email. Looking at Yuletide prompts to start writing Treats. I could complaining to my friends about how bored I was, waking people in the middle of the night.

As it was, I contented myself with mantras and playing with the hand sanitizer.

I was reduced to playing with hand sanitizer.

Date: 2015-10-29 01:05 pm (UTC)
mecurtin: two kittens making a heart shape (kitten heart)
From: [personal profile] mecurtin
ugh ugh ugh! Tomorrow (today) is going to feel terrible, too, as all the other pains hit you.

I'm really glad nothing more was hurt. Cell phones, yes, they're a really good thing on balance.

Have some kitties.

Date: 2015-10-30 05:47 am (UTC)
mecurtin: Doctor Science (Default)
From: [personal profile] mecurtin
Ah! because I've been in a few car accidents.

When you're in a car crash (or other huge shock of serious danger) your body punches the SERIOUS RED ALERT button, which among other things gives you a MASSIVE shot of endorphins. That's how people can do things like run on a broken leg, and why people have to be checked over after an accident -- you won't feel any pain right away, your body is in RUN NOW HURT LATER mode.

But the next day, whoo-boy. Everything you wrenched or tensed at the time will tell you about it.

I actually found this out about 20 years ago. I was having a horrible backache, just crippling pain, but I had to run a short errand. I drove around a corner and the whole road turned out to be a sheet of ice. Isaac Newton took the wheel and I collided with another car. Fortunately neither of us were going fast and everyone was strapped in properly, because I had one small child with me and the other driver had two. I *love* child safety seats.

Anyway, the vehicles were damaged but the people basically weren't -- and when I got out of the car my backache was gone, *poof*. I still hurt all over the next day, but not in the back.

Date: 2015-10-29 01:34 pm (UTC)
king_touchy: Sam Tyler from Life on Mars is frustrated (argh!)
From: [personal profile] king_touchy
Car crashes suck. So do ER visits. But I'm really glad you're (mostly) okay. I hope your car pulls through.

Date: 2015-10-30 04:22 pm (UTC)
king_touchy: gold crown with jewels on white background (Default)
From: [personal profile] king_touchy
Oh no! I've been there -- it sucks.

For what they're worth, I'm sending good vibes your way.

Date: 2015-10-29 02:33 pm (UTC)
mrshamill: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrshamill
I think I'd rather wibble about you being in the hospital overnight! Are you sure you're okay? How about your car??

Date: 2015-10-29 02:49 pm (UTC)
isis: (Default)
From: [personal profile] isis
What, they didn't even have magazines? Second-rate hospital!

Glad you're okay, bummer about the car.

Date: 2015-10-29 03:10 pm (UTC)
sian1359: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sian1359
So glad to hear you are okay. I resisted cell phones for years, but once I got one, I became one of those people who couldn't understand how I survived without it. Useful, and the boredom thing while waiting ... yes.

Date: 2015-10-29 05:11 pm (UTC)
neotoma: Neotoma albigula, the white-throated woodrat! [default icon] (Default)
From: [personal profile] neotoma
I'm glad you're okay. And yeah, you might want to get a smartphone. Or a tablet/e-reader.

Date: 2015-10-29 07:20 pm (UTC)
lauramcewan: Laura written under a rainbow (Default)
From: [personal profile] lauramcewan
oh No! I'm so sorry about the accident. I hope all will be well.

Date: 2015-10-29 08:29 pm (UTC)
bridgetmkennitt: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bridgetmkennitt
*hugs* I'm glad you're okay.

Yeah, I have a smartphone and I rarely use it for actual calling (or even texting people!). I mostly use it for the apps like email checking or Yelp, or the internet browser. Sometimes, since it sucks to type on the thing, I even write on it.

Date: 2015-10-30 03:43 am (UTC)
amalthia: (Default)
From: [personal profile] amalthia
I'm glad you weren't seriously injured! Being stuck playing with hand sanitizer sucks. Sorry.

Date: 2015-10-30 06:04 am (UTC)
lastscorpion: Benton Fraser mildly disturbed (Mildly Disturbed)
From: [personal profile] lastscorpion
My daughter & her college roommate used to refer to those hand sanitizer dispensers as "fire dispensers". You just have to be quick & light the stuff before it hits the ground, apparently. So there is entertainment value to be had....

I'm glad you weren't much hurt! Good thoughts & best wishes for a speedy recovery, and that the car situation isn't as bad as it seems.

Date: 2015-11-02 07:36 am (UTC)
everbright: Eclipse of Saturn (Default)
From: [personal profile] everbright
Glad you got through the accident okay!!!!! And I hope they give you a good settlement for the car. D:


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