1 Thing

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

The past week was a roller coaster ride of emotions and illness, so I didn't even consider writing on Sunday. In all honesty, I don't even remember Sunday. Yep! It's been that bad. But I will always endeavor to find something that makes me happy. Today there is one thing. Sure there's more to smile about, but only one thing matters RIGHT NOW.

1. I am happy that my best friend is alive.

On Wednesday night just after 11:30 I got a call to say that my best friend had been in a car accident. She isn't just any friend, but the only one who I really talk to, the only one who knows my secrets, and the only one I can turn to for emotional support. On Wednesday night all we knew was that she had flipped her Mini 5 times and had a broken arm and very small pneumothorax.

By Thursday morning it was worse. The little pneumothorax had become a full-blown collapsed lung and she had to have a chest drain inserted. They had also discovered she had 3 broken ribs, a badly broken pelvis, and a bruised left lung in addition to the collapsed right lung and arm. I hopped a train first thing Friday morning to go sit with her in ICU. She has been moved to a regular ward, but only pending transfer. Her lung still isn't resolving (it should've within 48 hours and its been 5 days) and she may need surgery. They may also need to operate on her pelvis.

It has certainly been a rough five days, but one thing has kept me going. The police officer at the scene said after seeing the car, and the fact that it took 2 hours to cut her out of it, he is amazed that she is alive. The fact that she made it, even though there is a long road ahead, is the one thing that is making me happy RIGHT NOW.

2 comments

  1. Oh, Christy, I'm sorry to hear what happened. My thoughts are with you and your friend. Let us know how she gets on.

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  2. Thanks for your comments, Gayle. They are much appreciated.

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