- NSW, Australia
- I'm made it past 50! married for over half my life, have 3 kids all grown and I'm loving this part of my life.I was a nurse in my younger days but an unhealthy dose of rheumatoid arthritis put a damper on my career,so I'm at home with the internet.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Could have been much much worse
It's been a whirlwind few days.
We got THAT call. "Dad I've been in an accident..........Me and Jess came off the bike". My head, I'm ready to explode at this point, as hubby' face gets all worried and he is listening on the phone.
Chloe was slowing down for change of speed sign as she does, the same time and place everyday.,the weather was bad with sleet, as she tapped the brake lightly as usual ,next thing they are on the ground.
Chloe has broken both bones in her forearm that needed pinning and plating and Jess has a pretty bunged up knee,not broken but oh so painful.
This happened Wed night and Chloe was finally operated on,last night..Friday night,it would have been some time over the weekend,stuck on morphine until surgery, but she has those 3 appointments in Melbourne ,she has been waiting for for months,so the staff were great ,understood the importance and just kept hassling theatre ,trying to get her done last night. The call didn't come through until 7.30pm . This means she will get home tomorrow and we can still go for the appts.Won't be a comfy trip, but she will get there by hell or high water!!!
So I've been down in Canberra at Chloe and Jess's flat with only the clothes I am wearing.....I forgot my bag,left it in the hallway.. I bought new undies and borrowed t shirts.Jess is at her mums for mothering until her knee is better and she sleeps better,so it's me and the cats.
The bike in the pic above will be sold, they are getting licenses to drive cars. Chloe won't risk Jess on the back anymore and the fun suddenly went out of it. In the meantime they walk and bus it everywhere.It will get them fit in a hurry,so they are not terribly upset, but at the moment its freezing.
Thank the deity/s that they are ok. If a little nerve damage and a numb back of the thumb is the sum total of damage,it is amazing. Very rare to come out of a motorbike accident in relatively one piece.
I count my blessings.