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Reed...my dear friend! So sorry for being MIA. So much going on!!
Can't remember if I gave you this update...so if I did, sorry for the repeat!
I tell you! If it doesn't rain..... It was a mini-stroke, Len had, they say. Happened Friday Nov. 7th, as he was driving me to work. Out of the blue his driving became odd. I called him at home shortly after, urging him to test his blood sugar...thinking he was low. His response was distant, then no response. So I asked a colleague to drive me home. The car was parked in an odd way. I rushed inside...he was in bed with his coat on, and seemed confused as to why I was there. I called an ambulance, then Timothy. Danielle was advised....but has no car.
So on Friday he had an MRI and a CAT scan...that both showed nothing amiss. Blockage in a TIA (transient ischemic attack)
dissolves quickly (thank God). On Monday, he went for a Doppler ultrasound. We don't have the results yet. In the meanwhile, he cannot drive, till this has been resolved.
As I was leaving on an early lunch to take Len to his appointment...I car hit me!
Though I took every precaution at the stop sign, before turning left...and the guy who hit me on the left was driving VERY fast, running a red; I was charged!! There were no skid marks from his car...though I distinctly heard the screech. The hit was on the passenger door of the driver's side (T boned, they called it). Police etc had already been called. A nice lady came over to see if I was ok...and she preceded to direct the traffic till the police arrived .I called Len, then Timothy (this kid is an angel). Danielle too would have come running, but has no transportation. Timothy is so knowledgeable when it comes to cars. He said that the car of the other driver was all decked out for racing (the driver is a young male)...and that the lack of skid was due to colder weather and that he likely had wide tires. I'm fighting it. I have never had an accident in all my years of driving and have a squeaky clean record.
I went to the hospital via ambulance, as recommended. I have whiplash. I took today off....the school called yesterday around 5 to see how I was. Timothy had also gone to the school to pick up my bags.
So there it is, in a nutshell. My car now sits in the driveway. Timothy says....no worries mom, I'll fix it Black heart (cards)
As of the 21st...still waiting for results on the ultrasound....forever being the squeaky wheel begging for the oil. Len will be seeing someone at the stroke clinic hopefully soon. Otherwise he's ok. As for my whiplash...seems to be all gone, in fact; the cortisol released in the accident seems to have pretty much taken care of the chronic pain in my knees!
I was granted an extension in the writing of my report cards....thank God!
Pining for Christmas break!!!
you are always in my thoughts and prayers too. that salesman is right, most of the time they make about $100. of course you have to sell a car to get the $100, and some weeks that doesn't happen. hugs back.
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