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16 September 2009 @ 01:57 pm
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My apologies for those of you that had posts waiting in queue all this time. I've been MIA for 8 weeks for a good reason, I didn't abandon you. We were coming home from seeing my family in Alberta and got in a pretty horrific car accident near Vermillion. An 85 year old man switched lanes right in front of us without looking as we were all traveling 115 km/h (74 miles). The car was totaled, on fire and I was trapped inside with a shattered ankle and multiple breaks in my legs and foot. Thankfully a truck driver had a fire extinguisher and we had blankets to put out the fire with until the emerg team got there. They had to use the jaws of life to get me out of the car.

I had to have a couple surgeries in Edmonton (U of A Hospital ftw) and was in the hospital for all this time. I finally got to come home a few days ago after promising to be careful and not try to walk. I have a shattered ankle that they had to rebuild with titanium mesh, as well as multiple breaks in my legs that required a few plates, a few pins and lots of screws. I'm still unable to walk but I'll be able to start physiotherapy in about a months time and hopefully by Xmas will be using crutches or a cane. It was the scariest thing I have ever experienced and I am so happy to just be alive. Nobody else was hurt which was a miracle.

I just wanted to apologize again for the wait on posts and I am currently looking for someone to be co-mod should circumstances arise that I may need to disappear for surgery again etc. Send me a message if you're interested, how old you are, where you're from and why you think you'd be a good mod!
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yesdogyesdog on September 16th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry! I wish you a swift and full recovery! Take care :-)
dudette:  a girl dude: and then there were hugstime_we_keep on September 16th, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
glad you are okay!!! wow, that is craziness.
eggiefeebsicle on September 16th, 2009 07:56 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness...please...don't apologise!!
I'm just glad you're ok!! Good luck on your recovery...

SuPeR JeSSbeybladesabre on September 16th, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC)
Geez girl, I'm glad you're ok!! I'm in Alberta and I remember hearing about that crash:P
Jessie_D_Wheeliejessiedwheelie on September 16th, 2009 09:05 pm (UTC)
Holy shit. Don't apologize. I think the whole 'I almost died' thing kind of takes precedent over 'OMG why isn't my post up yet' thing.

And as someone who spent a good month in the U of A hospital a couple of years ago, best of luck. And seriously listen to your body.
We walk in love but fly in chainspersifunctant on September 16th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
agree with everybody else! glad you're okay!
motorway: irelandfailedsynthesis on September 16th, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)
Oh my!!! Do not apologize!! I am glad to hear you are still with us and healing. many many hugs! I wish you a fast and full recovery.
crazy_angel_84crazy_angel_84 on September 17th, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
I don't comment a ton here..but holy crap!!!

Soooo glad you are ok!!
Babsbabyslime on September 17th, 2009 01:13 am (UTC)
Holy crap! I'm glad you're okay now... geez.
madysoniscoolmadysoniscool on September 17th, 2009 02:01 am (UTC)
thank goodness your alright! Don't worry about not updating, it's all good. Get well soon!
Matty: Tara - fairy dustthere_was_a_boy on September 17th, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
I'm glad you're ok. Don't worry about the com, take care of yourself!
Because that's how I see the universe.: Doctor Who // Donna // OMG-wordswhatwas on September 17th, 2009 04:19 am (UTC)
OMG..... WTF???!?!?!?!?!?........ Sooooo so sorry to hear about this.....
but like you said, you're alive.... and on the mend....
Here's wishing you a speedy recovery!!!!!!
cptn_tightpantscptn_tightpants on September 17th, 2009 04:55 am (UTC)
Since we all know you're ok, I'm just curious... how is the old lady? 85+car+horrific car accident doesn't sound so good, especially considering how you fared.

Crystalslayergirl78 on September 17th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
The old MAN.... completely fine. Walked away without a scratch. Go figure right? Oh sorry, he got charged with an "improper lane change" and he was pretty upset about that *eye roll*.
cptn_tightpantscptn_tightpants on September 17th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
O dang. Now I kind of wish something HAD happened to him.

Wish you a speedy recovery...