Alright, so last Thursday I was riding over to my friend Kirk's house and then to work. On my way from what I am told, I was traveling west on 12th street, and a van passed me and then turned right on to Alexander. Well I was right there also. I was apparently in the driver's blind spot, and he didn't see me,so it made me have to turn also. I don't remember any of this, this is just what Jenn was told from the eye witnesses and the driver.
So this caused me to jump the curb and then run into a tree. I'm not sure how I hit the tree or sign or whatever I hit, but it caused me to break two ribs and five bones in my thorax.
So now I have to wear a back brace that make me look like one of the TMNT. If I would have broken any of the bones lower, I would not be able to walk for the rest of my life. So I consider myself very lucky.
I also hit my shoulder which is swollen and purple and yellow.(will show pictures later, so check back)
I'm in yellow, the driver is in red.
This really sucks, and I am very sad that I will not be able to ride for quite sometime. I am very grateful that I am still alive and that I can walk, and that one day (hopefully soon) I will be back on my bike. I just wish that people would pay more attention when they are driving their vehicles. I mean this guy had to have seen me when he passed me, and then he turns and cuts me off. This is the same as a car being in the left hand lane and then suddenly making a 90 degree right hand turn, when there is a car in the right lane and the two collide. It is obviously the person in the left hand lanes fault. Now I have to wait for a police report so I can file a insurance claim the guy who ran me off the road, insurance company.
I have been in the hospital for almost one week (6 days) right now, pumped full of drugs and filled with absolute pain in my back, neck, chest and shoulder. All I want to do is go home and relax. I do get to leave today, but the police still haven't filed a police report yet. Which means, I have to come up with more than three thousand dollars for a hospital bill, until I can basically sue the guy who ran me off the road.
I am not going to be able to work also. Which means, that I am not going to be getting paid. On top of that the bed that I sleep on, is a futon mattress with no frame (frame broke). I am going to have to go and buy a new bed, because I will not be able get out of bed with the way my back is and how the brace is on. So that is going to cost me around 400 dollars as well.
So I am pretty much screwed...hopefully everything will turn out ok.
til next time
11 hours ago