crash :(

Normally I try to avoid talking about my personal life on here I prefer to be a detached narrator but when something has a direct impact here, I feel like I should share what is going on. I want to be clear that I don’t want sympathy, this is not some long segue way into a go fund me page I just want to explain what the current situation is. About two weeks ago I was in a car accident, my car was totaled. How bad was it? That’s what is left of my car.
My car T_T

My initial impression when I was pulled out of the car by EMS was that the front of my car was completely gone. I loved my car, it was my favorite color orange so her name was pumpkin and while she had almost 150k miles on her she only had 3 miles on her when I bought her. She was still in great condition especially since she was well maintained, I literally just got her back from the mechanic the day before as the exhaust has been replaced the day before that day >_< .
My carMy daughter thankfully walked away uninjured and was in fact overjoyed because a friend of mine came to pick her up from the hospital where she had been checked out as a precaution she got to have a slumber party with his children that night and she was very happy about being able to see her little friends unexpectedly. I was not as lucky, my right foot is broken as well as my left leg and my entire torso is a lovely shade of purple (I highly recommend Dermacream!). Hilariously the ER originally told me my right foot and ankle were broken and the left leg was fine and that I should put weight on it when using the crutches I told them it was extremely painful and they just sent me home. I went to a different ER the next morning as I knew something wasn’t right as it was just so painful, they took x-rays and one of the bones in my left leg was in five pieces. I saw an orthopedist a few days later and they took their own x-rays, after the swelling had gone down it was confirmed that my ankle was just strained versus broken and that the left leg was broken and the right foot was broken I still can’t really weight on either leg at the moment so I am in a wheelchair until I can transition to a walker hopefully in a few weeks.

If I could use one word to describe the current situation it would be frustration. I try to keep a positive outlook on things, I try to find the humor in things because if I wasn’t laughing right now I would be crying. It does not help that like the last two years every single time it seems like things are returning to normal some life altering event happens. I keep on trying to remind myself that it could be worse; Zilla could have been injured, I could have been more seriously injured or I could still live in my apartment on the fifth floor and because it was converted historical building no elevator. I can’t really do very much by myself at the moment, I do have a wheelchair but it is ideally designed for transport so it lacks the large back wheels which I could use to push myself around with not that it would do much good as the first floor of my house is split level the living room is on one level and the dining room/kitchen/bathroom are on another and I’ve already been accidentally dumped out of the wheel chair a few times by my husband on the step down. I  really hate being reliant or dependent on other people. My bedroom is up a flight of stairs I can’t get up and though I hate to admit it the novelty of sleeping on an air mattress in a giant blanket fort in the living room is rapidly wearing off.

What impact does this have here ie. why am I telling you all this? I’m just starting to be able to use my laptop again, basically until today I had just been using my phone and iPad mini to surf the internet so responses are still somewhat slow from me.  Doll pictures, while I do have some that I have not yet uploaded to flickr on my memory card I won’t realistically be able to take any additional photos probably for a few more weeks as my doll studio is in the basement which is down a flight of stairs. Once I transition to the walker, I should be able to go out the front door of the house and circle around to the back of the house and enter through the basement. I’ve been spending a lot of time browsing various sites online which means lots of quality of time was spent on etsy/eBay etc so once I’m more mobile I have a small mountain of packages to sift through  ^^; . I’ve been uploading the few photos that I have been able to take on my instagram.

Thankfully I do have a bit of a backlog here that I have been meaning to catch up on so I’m hoping now that I’m able to use the laptop again that’ll I’ll be able to start cleaning things up a bit here and take this opportunity to get some reviews written up.

Normally I’m not a superstitious person and hadn’t realize the date of the accident at the time but I will not be driving on future Friday the 13ths or at least on that specific road especially if it’s raining. It was maybe about ten or eleven years ago but my previous car was totaled on that same road on a Friday the 13th, it was about ten miles further down the road then this accident was but it was the same road and happened on Friday the 13th. It was raining both nights, other than that the circumstances of the accidents were completely different but it’s still just like what are the odds? I didn’t even realize the connection myself until I looked up the previous claim on my insurance yikes.

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10 Responses to crash :(

  1. Amanda says:

    I’m really sorry to hear about your car accident and subsequent injuries. I’m glad your daughter is OK and your injuries were not so severe as to keep you away from doing what you love for too terribly long. I’ve been following your blog for years now, and I certainly hope you’re feeling like yourself again soon.

    • kleintoys says:

      Thanks so much for the well wishes, it’s been a slow recovery but I’m finally starting to get around reasonably well with my walker I even managed to make it unto the back porch with some help from my husband it was so nice to be outside again especially after being indoors for almost three weeks straight.

  2. KatsCauldron says:

    I am just glad your little girl wasn’t hurt an than you weren’t injured worse because you really could have been! Have them really check out your back and ribs as those were the areas I was most concerned about when I saw the great pumpkin smashed like that before I fully read your article. Dose on some herbs: comfrey [boneknit] and whitesnakeroot [boneset] also called joe pie they will help you heal faster and tons of protein mix as protein will help you heal faster also. Take care and rest well!

    • kleintoys says:

      They x-rayed my ribs at the hospital neither they or more neck hurt at the time (my neck was itchy) though my chest was like eggplant for almost two weeks but the dermacream really helped with that. Nothing was broken in my neck/torso thankfully. I’m getting around pretty good on the first floor of the house with the walker now at least but it has been a very slow recovery the real highlight for me has been having my husband help me get out unto the back porch just to like be outside for a little while and get some fresh air and I was even able to get some photos!

      • KatsCauldron says:

        that is great! glad you are on the mend and able to go out and get fresh air! pumpkin looked like the mad hatter hen I was run off the road about 7 years ago and totalled the poor boo. I too looked like an eggplant, lol

  3. Deb says:

    Car accidents suck, and I say that from experience. Over ten years ago, a teenaged driver hit me on the freeway, and I ended up rolling into a ditch. My seatbelt saved my life, but it did take me a few weeks to recover from some minor injuries. There was also all the legal/financial nonsense that needed to be cleared up. I know you weren’t looking for sympathy, but you totally have it from me. Just concentrate on getting better. The dolls will still be here when you’re ready. 🙂

    • kleintoys says:

      Thanks, I’ve slowly been working on recovering I’m now mostly able to get around the first floor of the house with the walker. The real highlight for me over the past few days is my husband helping me get out unto the back porch and being able to be outside for a little while.

  4. kewpie83 says:

    Yikes! Take your time and concentrate on healing!

    • kleintoys says:

      Thanks, I am just now starting to get around the first floor of my house with my walker. The real highlight for me is the last couple of days I’ve been able to go out and sit on my back porch for a while with some help from my husband, it felt so nice to get out and see some sunshine after being stuck in the house for so long as a bonus I was even able to get some photos!

  5. Sorry to hear about your accident! A pile of dolly mail always helps lift the spirits! I hope that you get better soon, but slow, steady and healing right is always important as well :).

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