I am here,still fighting the plague,though as of today I am feeling a bit better. It all began a week ago Tuesday night. I wasn't feeling right,and during the night,my body started aching terribly and I felt wiped out. The aches lasted a day or two,and I have had a fever ranging from 99.3-100 since then. I have had off and on again stomach upset,coughing,congestion,some stuffiness and sinus pressure. My head feels like it's stuffed with cotton. The first few days I slept a lot. I am usually up in the AM,but wind up back in bed within a few hours. I was hoping to avoid it,but alas,it found me.
Yesterday was a scary day. It was snowing and the roads were slick. Rick was going to Union to the convenience store when his truck (which was in four wheel drive and he was going slowly) hit a patch of ice on the incline of small hill,and the truck spun out,went off the road,down a small embankment,rolled onto it's roof,landed in a small stream,and turned back over onto the drivers side. Luckily,there were fellow drivers who saw the whole thing and came running over to see if he was OK,and to help him get out of the truck. He called the house,and Brother B answered the phone. He borrowed our neighbors truck and went down to the accident scene and sat with Rick until the police and the ambulance showed up. Rick called back and spoke to me,and told me he was OK,but they wanted to admit him just in case he hit his head,because he couldn't remember if he had or not. ( He was wearing a seat belt).
The truck,from what Rick remembered,had a dent on the roof,on the drivers door,a broken window and smashed drivers side mirror.
They brought him down to Frisbee Memorial Hospital in Rochester,with Brother B following him. I was too sick to go. They ran a CAT scan,and everything was fine. His left side-arm,leg,back,shoulder,and neck- was very sore,and they were considering xrays in case he broke anything,but they determined that he was OK.They gave him some morphine at the hospital,and a prescription for some heavy duty ibuprofen and some Oxycodone to help with the pain. He was home within 5 hours.
He got the name and numbers of the witnesses in case he needed them for any legal issues (though they gave their statements to the police-they all said he was not speeding and the truck just lost control) as well as wanting them so he could thank them for helping him out.
One of our police friends,who showed up at the accident,called Rick last night to see how he was doing,which I thought was nice.
Rick is talking to our insurance company right now.Hopefully the truck can be fixed. I haven't seen it,and Rick can't recall how bad it really is. He and Brother B are going to where it was towed to take photos after he speaks with the insurance company.
Stay safe and stay healthy,where ever you are on the Lovely Planet!