You may have heard - I was in a very serious car accident over the weekend.
Praise the Lord - and I sincerely mean that - I walked away with only a severe sprain to my left ankle and left wrist, along with injuries from the seat belt - bumps and bruises - aches and pains now mostly. No broken bones, no blood, and only minor scrapes. God is so good!
I'm typing with one hand now - my right hand is my "good" hand for now, so please excuse any mistakes. I don't know how you right-handers do it! For now, I guess I'm the right-handed rabbit.
I'm in air casts on my ankle and wrist, and I'm extremely sore all over from being rolled around in the car. I can't walk without help, and I sure don't enjoy being one-handed! Thankfully, no one else was injured.
Here's the limited scoop. I was on my way to a work event on Saturday. A white van was bearing down on me with great speed, and I feared the van was going to hit me. So, I switched to the other lane and must have overcompensated my steering (since I was really frightened this guy was going to hit me). Then my car veered wildly to the right. The car went off the embankment, spun around in a field and then rolled violently on the side and teetered there while I prayed that the Lord would stop it, so I would not be suspended upside down, pinned by my seat belt.
God was gracious and the car stopped (after skidding for a bit) on its side. I was still pinned by the steering wheel, but I was able to unfasten my seat belt and breathe normally.
The police came quickly, and then the firefighters came and said they couldn't roll the car over since they didn't know the extent of my injuries. So - this is the painful part - they had to break all the windows in my car and SAW OFF THE ROOF OF MY CAR to get me out safely.
My car is (obviously) totaled.
They actually used the Jaws of Life. Can you believe it? I couldn't. That whole day is a surreal dream to me right now.
After that, I was transferred to the ambulance and taken to SwedishAmerican where they did a full work up to determine I didn't have a broken neck or other bones. They fitted me for my casts and gave me drugs (yea!) for the pain.
That's all I can type for now. My "good" hand is killing me! I appreciate your prayers for a speedy recovery. I have talked to my boss, and she is being very understanding and giving me the time off I need.
Please also pray for Brett to have strength as he deals with the insurance (health and car), car issues, and having his very independent wife dependent on him (and not liking it).
I'll go over the whole experience - it's kind of life-altering - later, but I wanted you all to have an update ASAP.
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