Monday, 16 June 2008

Always look on the bright side of life

Ok, who wrote those words, just when I thought things couldn't get any worse this month, it did.
Yesterday, late afternoon, Fathers Day here in the UK. My hubby was going a few miles up the road to the nearest supermarket when someone on the other side of the road came right over his side of the road and put him in hospital.

The worst thing about it was that someone tried to phone me at the scene of the accident and our stupid answer phone kicked in too early as it does, I could hear the people on the other end of the phone and got the gist of what was happening but no one could hear me. I immediately tried to phone out on my mobile but couldn't get a signal. A few minutes later a lovely elderly couple arrived in our drive and announced what had happened. I was already in shock, they took me to the scene and I saw the car first, or what was left of it. Well that was it, I couldn't even see my husband, he was on the floor behind the car. the ambulance arrived before I had really got my head together and carried him off in traction. I was just wobbling around like a zombie/headless chicken. Well, I don't drive and I live in a rural hamlet, no buses on a Sunday. All I could do was keep ringing the hospital. Well, I knew he would be going to xray. A couple of hours later when I rang I was told that they suspected a broken neck!!! They would be doing a CT scan. Well, I didn't wait to phone back later, I rang my very dear ex sister-in-law and her husband took me over to him, I just wasn't functioning by this time. Well, by the time we were about to leave him, a doctor came on the ward and said that he had the all clear and could go home. Some one was looking down on us yesterday. My hubby is in serious shock today, the doctor has given him some sedatives as he couldn't sleep last night at all. At the end of the day, we are without a car but he survived, so I will look on the bright side of life. Things could have been so much worse. He is just so, so lucky!!!

17 comments:

Sue said...

Gosh, awfully traumatic for both of you. I'm so, so pleased for you that the outcome was better than you'd been led to believe, and I so hope that the aftershocks and consequences will be of minimal traumatic magnitude, too. Thank goodness for well-built cars.
Cyberhugs to you both.

Tricks said...

Thanks Sue, yes, we are a lot shook up but safe. Your right thank goodness for air bags. Thank you for your kind words. Tricia

paulahewitt said...

What a horrible scary situation for you both - Im glad it turned out ok.

Carol said...

My heart goes out or you both, I hope you get some rest now and feel less of the effect of the shock. What a horribly worrying situation and I am so glad it turned out positive and you are both ok. Sending you good vibes.

Tricks said...

Hi Paula and Carol,
Thank you so much for your kind words, now we are looking for that silver lining, the cloud has been floating over us for nearly 3 weeks now, we've had our fair share lately. thanks Tricia

Kay said...

You have had your share of trouble! I'm so glad it turned out as well as it did.

Tricks said...

Thanks Kay, we are just trying to calm down now. Cheers Tricia

Ati. Norway. said...

Oh, Tricia what a shock. I am glad for all of you that it ended so good. Take care!

Tricks said...

Thank you Ati for your kind words, We are counting our lucky stars at the moment I can tell you. Thanks again and to everyone, it's so nice to know I have such nice caring friends on here. Cheers Tricia

Helen Suzanne said...

I'm so relieved that he's ok Tricia. I'm sorry I hadn't read this before now other wise would have been sending good wishes alot sooner. You'll both be very tired from the shock. Do email me when you've got the energy and let me know how you both are doing. Take care, take a breath and take a rest. hugs
Helen S

Tricks said...

Thanks Helen,
Yes, we are doing our best to have a very quiet week.

We had all our shopping delivered last week by Sainsburys that was lucky too. They are having problems with their online shopping service at present so that was a good thing we got it in just in time.

We live 2 miles from the village shop and 4 miles from the nearest small town so we are a bit stuck. There are only a couple of buses a day so it's not easy, thank goodness we have fresh veg in the garden too.

I am so relieved he is ok I can tell you. He feels like he has been kicked by a dozen horses but he is alive and that's the main thing,

I have been overwhelmed by all the well wishers on here, I didn't realise that so many people regularly read my blog.

It's lovely to know I have some lovely friends in this online community. Thank you Helen so much for your good wishes, they are very much appreciated at this time. Cheers Tricia

Genie said...

Hi Tricia,
Hope all is well now, just got back from hols and read your post.

Tricks said...

Hi Genie,
Yes, we are getting over it, it was a week ago now, but hubby still has a lot of pain in his neck shoulders and back. It must be whiplash, we think. Still he is alive and that is the main thing.
Thanks for your kind words Regards Tricia

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Tricia, I am a bit slow in reading my favorite blogs. I was soooooooooooooooooo very sorry to hear about your DH car accident. Hopefully he is feeling better by now. Please take care Hugs Judy

Rosie said...

My goodness, what a dreadful thing to happen and how lucky your husband is. I do hope you are both feeling better today.
Just found yoru blog and I love love love your felted postcards, they are so gorgeous. I have a bag of wool here and you have4 given me such inspiration.
Rosie

Tricks said...

Hi Judy thanks for such lovely kind thoughts and words, everyone has been so kind in wishing us well on here, we do, really appreciate it Cheers Tricia

Tricks said...

Hi Rosie,
Thank you so much for your kind wishes, it is much appreciated, really. I'm so glad that my work inspires others too, it really makes me feel so good to do this, I used to teach and I miss that a lot. It's good to get feedback. Thank you Tricia