Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ailments and Accidents

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!


  1. oh Donna - i am so glad that he is safe and not hurt. however; i know from experience and jambaloney as well that he might be feeling a little shocked for a few days - keep your eye on him. jambaloney was wobbly for a few days after he flipped our truck, almost like Rick did, minus landing in a stream. and when he backed us over the ravine i was wobbly for a few days. it's like the shock of it takes a few days for your body to process. but again, i am so glad that he wasn't hurt. so glad.

    as for you...gurl, i better not catch your plague again like i did last year after visiting your blog - bahahahah! here's some things to help you get better:

    raw ginger cut in slices, pour boiling water, cover and let steep for 10 mins. add a big dollop of unpasteurized honey. i make a big pot of this when i am sick and sip it all day.

    of course sip as much broth throughout the day as possible.

    if you can handle it - garlic tea. it's not as bad as it sounds and i actually enjoy it when i am not feeling well. squish a whole clove of garlic, pour boiling water, let steep 10 mins. sip it or plug your nose and gulp it down. try to do it in the morning and at night. even better if you have another cup mid-day.

    get yourself some onions. cut each onion in half. place the onions in every room of the house. place one at the head of your bed as close to where you sleep as possible. the onion will suck bacteria and virus and other yucky stuff while you sleep. don't be surprised if it is black in the morning - that's a good thing. it means it sucking all of the bad stuff out of the air. replace all of the onions in the different rooms when they go black - this will not only help cure you faster, it will prevent others from catching your plague.

    i hope this helps. now i have to go and rub a raw onion all over me - bahahahahah!

    your friend,

    1. I remember that my blog infected you last year! LOL!! Thanks for the tips. I am certainly keeping my eye on Rick,so far he seems to be doing OK. He did take a good long nap today.

  2. I am so very glad that Rick is doing so well after this accident! How frightening for all of you. That was very kind for your friend to call and check on him. It is good to know that you too are on the mend. I hope you continue to take it slow this weekend. So glad again Rick is ok. Hugs

    1. Thank you,Amy! I told him that he has scared me enough to last a lifetime :)
      Hugs back!

  3. Glad to hear that everyone is on the mend. Maybe not the car, though.

    Really scary stuff.

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