Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Story about finding something to be thankful for and learning lessons!!!


A Story about finding something to be thankful for and learning lessons!

I don’t write to many stories because my writing just is not up to par. Like the other day my son was looking over my shoulder when I was writing a post and started laughing and said “You got to be kidding me” I wrote (you are to have) when it should have been (you ought to have). Spell check just doesn’t catch those kinds of mistakes. Well anyway, if ya are up to a story, not related to sewing, here goes.

Many years ago, when my children were about 5 and 7, I was in a head on collision. Now, the 1st thankful is I’m glad I’m here to write this. The other driver said she just didn’t see me. 2nd thankful is she didn’t get hurt. I was taken to a local hospital because I couldn't put weight on my leg when they asked if I could get out of the car and I was having trouble breathing. As I am waiting at the hospital they are asking all these questions and I am still telling them, I’m having a hard time breathing and my leg hurts bad. They took x-rays of my chest and leg and tell my husband I could go home. I would be sore, subscribed pain medicine and put a wrap around my leg. We get home and I couldn't do anything, felt like I was going to faint if I stood up and couldn't catch my breath. Well, the next morning we get a phone call from the hospital, asking my DH to bring me back. They had another doctor read my x-rays and I had a collapse lung and a broken leg. The 3rd thankful is for the second doctor reading the x-rays and I didn’t take the pain medicine with a collapse lung. Lesson learned, don’t go to this hospital. When we arrived at the hospital the doctor proceeded to inform us they couldn't put me to sleep while in surgery due to the collapse lung. So I got one of those spinal shots and while I was getting prepped they had my leg up in the air just a scrubbing with the purple liquid and I said, “Boy, that must hurt.” I could also hear the drill and asked "If this was a Black and Decker screw gun and were they using metal screws or dry wall", had them all laughing. My 4th thankful is I could still bring a little laughter into the situation.

A week later, after a tube in my chest and 3 screws in my leg, I am back home. A lesson to be learned is speaking up and make sure they understand when you are in pain. They said because I was calm and not acting like I had a collapse lung or broken leg, they just didn’t think my injuries were that bad.

OK, now what I was really getting at was to live your life like there might not be tomorrow. I remember when this happened so clearly, my 5th thankful was for my Mom and Dad that helped us out so much. Lesson here is you never know who might be dropping by or what event comes up in your life that you might not be able to pick up the dirty clothes or wash a few dishes left in the sink before IT arrives, so the spring cleaning is on my list for sure.


I had 3 months I couldn’t put any weight on my leg so my 6th thankful is that I had lost about 50 lbs before the wreak. My DH had to help me with everything. So glad he could lift me, the lesson for this is I better get on a diet or he’ll have to bring in a crane if this should ever happen anytime soon. The feeling you get when your life could be gone in a flash is something you shouldn't forget. I thank God everyday for each day, oh I complain about my leg and I guess the 7th thankful is from my husband, I can always tell him when the fish are biting.


Keep Stitchen'

14 comments:

Bizy Janes said...

Thank you for sharing your story! Lately I've been reminding myself how blessed I am even though I don't have what I want.
God bless,
Heather from Bizy Janes

Sherri said...

Thanks so much for this reminder, and for sharing your story. I know we must take time to ponder about those things we are most grateful for!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Thanks Bonnie for sharing your story even though it happened a while ago--it can still have impact today for some of us!!!
Hugs, Di

Barb said...

Bonnie, I am thankful that you are here to write this and remind me of what I should be thankful for....

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Sweet psot Bonnie. Counting our blessings!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Lori Holt said...

Hi Bonnie...
Thank you for sharing your story...you can write so don't think you can't!
I enjoyed it so much and I am thankful for the reminder that I shouldn't take anything for granted and to always look for the good in any situation...thanks again Bonnie and happy stitching to you:)
Lori

searchfamilies said...

Everyone has something to be thankful about even if it is that your not as ill as you could be that how i look at my life not what wrong with my health but thankful it not worst
Hugs Janice

Muddling Through said...

What a great story, and so many things to think about and remember. Thanks for sharing!

Tozz said...

Thanks for sharing your story Bonnie and you can write :) I am amazed at how they didnt pick up those things that were wrong with you. I must remember to put on a show if I get a painful thing happen to me. I can tolerate pain and dont really carryon about it and must remember to emphasize it. I am glad you got thru it all and are now telling us all about it. Hugs Vicki

Rebecka said...

Bonnie what a great story. You are so positive!!! Sorry, you had to go through so much. We should be thankful adn grateful.

Charlie M. said...

Your story kind of reminds me of the saying: If everyone could bind up their troubles in a sack and put them in the village square, then everyone slept, in the morning you would still take your sack of troubles because everyone else's would look worse than yours. Kind of rambling, but hope you get the drift. I'm happy you had so many "thankfuls" from an accident. You must be an optimist, because anyone else would be moaning about all the negatives. You are an inspiration! Thanks.

Nedra said...

Wow, Bonnie, what a story. You are so right. There is always a gift in everything that happens. The challenge is often to find the gift. We are here to learn, and God has given each of us a special package of opportunities to become the person we are meant to be.

Kaaren said...

You've certainly given me some food for thought, Bonnie. Thank you.

And there's nothing wrong with your story telling at all, especially when it comes from your heart.

Carrie P. said...

Wow, you do have a lot to be thankful for. If we all stopped to think about all that God has done for us we would do the same thing.

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