Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Let's Just Say It Hasn't Been My Best Week

************WARNING GORY PICTURES *****and or long post********
So I don't even know where to start other than to say it has not been a good week for me. As stated in my previous post my New Bike- First Ride went ok but I did have that one uphill tip over. The next little part of this story is based off of what I have been told. Not by my memory or account of the details. So after a days work including payroll (which I do remember doing) and taking meeting notes I decided to go for a bike ride. I had talked to Janelle and Lindsey sometime between work and home and carried on my conversation with Lindsey Jill as I prepared to go on my bike. I put my ipod in and hopped on my bike. I headed south on the old state road towards Springville. Nobody is really sure what happened but we think my front time blew out and I weaved off the road and smacked right into a cement wall. (Please keep in mind that I do not remember this at all). Anyway a guy saw me crash to say the least and turned around to help me out. Apparently after he helped me I stood up and was walking and talking. I told him the appropriate number to call for help. Once the adrenaline faded I guess I crashed. Anyway I was rushed to the Utah Valley Regional Hospital ER. I was asking the same people the same questions sometimes four or five times. At one point I remember coming to at the hospital to see my second parents, Doug and Helen Orton, visiting me. I later found out he and my dad gave me a blessing. Anyway at the hospital I was treated for a severe concussion, thirteen stitches to connect the top half of my ear to the bottom half, bruises and soreness. The poor guy who stitched my ear up, I am told was asked four or five times each of the following questions What is your name? Are you married? How long have you been married? Do you have any children? WOW. I would then repeat myself. Come to find out He had been married for seven years and had no children. I would then follow by WOW! I know very nice of me. Anyway I also can remember that my nurse had on lime green scrubs for St. Patrick's Day (this I do remember). Needless to say it has been a pretty rough couples days. When people ask how I feel I can only think to say "like I have been hit by a car". Well it wasn't a car but a more sturdy CEMENT WALL. I have been home from work the last two days recovering. I am in pain and am grateful for my 800 mg ibuprofen (Lortab made me so sick). Janelle was a sweet heart and brought me food and Gary & Colleen from Kneaders were so kind and brought me soup, rolls, and the best turtle cheesecake. I have had countless phone calls and everyone has been so willing to help.

Now that I have recovered I still have no memory of much on Monday. I remember wearing green and creating payroll for work but that is about it. It is a scary feeling not remembering things and I think what really has me bothered is that I still have no idea exactly what happened to make me crash. The doctor told my Dad I may never remember the accident, which is kind of good because I hope to get back out on my bike as soon as I can. Anyway I have posted pretty gross pictures of my ear and neck. Just a little visual of my accident. Sorry if they gross you out!
BEFORE
AFTER 13 STITCHES AND A LITTLE CLEAN UP

14 comments:

Amy and Troy said...

Lacy, I was just reading your new post when you left me a comment... You poor thing! That sounds awful- I'm so glad you are ok though. Just rest up and take advantage of all the goodies and sympathy for as long as you can! :)
I went to SJH Blog Design. I have a link to it on my page. It lists sites where you can download papers (mine are from shabbyprincess.com) and then gives step by step instructions on how use them for your blog layout. It takes a while when you first learn how to do it, but it's fun once you get the hang of it!

{luckylizzy} said...

oh my hell, lacy. i don't even know what to say. i'm so sorry-what a freaky thing to have happen. and on your second ride. props for wanting to get back on the bike-i'm almost too scared by your experience now! let me know if i can do anything...

Brandy said...

Oh my gosh! I almost died when I read this!!! I feel so bad I am not home to help you out! That can't feel good but I am glad that you are not letting it stop you from going out again!!

Lindsey said...

Yep still makes my stomach turn inside out and get all teary I could have lost you. Promise me to be careful Spacey, I can't loose my best friend!! I love you!

Amy and Troy said...

Cute background! Did you end up using the one I told you about or which one did you use?

Amy and Troy said...

k good, i'm glad you figured it out, it looks great.

Jenna said...

Holy cow girl, that is so scary. I'm so sorry that happened to you. I hope you recover quickly.

by the way I love your new background

Sondra said...

Wow Lacy!! I am sorry, that is so scary. I do love your story with the doctor stitching your ear though. BUT I am glad you are ok and it wasn't worse. Be careful on your bike! No more slamming into cement walls. You are brave, when I got into a bike accident (like 10 years ago)I refused to ride a bike ever again. And I have not (minus the tricycles in walmart). Good luck, get better soon!!

Burt Bunch said...

Oh my goodness, Lace! I am so glad you are okay! You are so great to just get right back on and ride! Love ya!

emilie s. d. p. said...

You poor thing. I hope you're feeling better soon!

Kimberly Ngarupe said...

oh my gosh! this is insane! i'm glad you're okay! that turtle cheesecake is so good it could probably cure cancer so i'm glad you are on the mend. i still want a road bike even after this story. we should ride sometime when i get one.

Stacy said...

SAD STORY!! I hadn't looked at your blog in a while, and then I check it to find out you had this terrible accident! I am glad you are doing ok. You will just have to take it easy so you can get better!

Kipp and Ashlee said...

Whoa, Lacy! That is so scary! I'm so glad that it wasn't worse than it was, though. Kipp did the same thing when he got a concussion- just asked the SAME questions over and over! I hope you are feeling better now!! Love ya!!

Michael C. Hanks said...

AND I DIDN"T EVEN KNOW!!!! I AM a horrible best friend. I guess I lose my best friend status...I am super glad you are ok! SCARY! p.s. I need a bike cause I am doing a triathalon this summer...any suggestions?