Saturday, September 19, 2009

being a patient

Maybe it was a rock, maybe I hit the front brake maybe trying to turn, I just don't know, it was over in a split second. We could not have been going more than 10 miles and hour, but with the forces of gravity and inertia, you don't want to stop something with your face. I don't remember the fall. apparently I was unconscious for about a minute. I have never been knocked unconscious before for this long. I never had a traumatic brain injury. I never had a conconussion like this. It was dark and we were halfway down the driveway in a wooded area. My wife does not remember the fall either or exactly what happened. She remembers something was terribly wrong when she felt her face scrapping the gravel. She called for me, but I did not answer. She crawled to me and I was lying face down. I didn't answer. She screamed for my friend who came running, probably taking twenty seconds to get to me. He did not know if I was breathing and although no one knew if my neck was injured he had to carrefully roll me over, to make sure I had an airway. Apparently he did, and somewhere at that point I came to and started to move around.

1 comment:

karen said...

So scary . I Thank God it was not any worse. I had a wreck on a mini bike when I was young. Nothing like yours. But I still have the scars to prove it. It makes for a good story. Maybe you will feel the same later when the pain goes away.

Talking about the book with the Lake Superior wind....... a calm day