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Title: Precious Life
Post by: uelsk8s on May 04, 2008, 11:16:51 am
Hello,

Yesterday I was reminded of how fragile we really are. On the way to a skating marathon, My son fell asleep at the wheel, and rolled the car we were in. We were all very lucky that none of us were more seriously hurt. I got the most damage with 16 staples to close my head wound besides a scar and a little memory loss I should recover well.
This is sure to slow my VL work down a bit. I can only stand the pain a little while without drugs, and when I take them I am not too coherent.
For anyone that want to see the pics there are some here http://s45.photobucket.com/albums/f59/uelsk8s/?action=view&current=96fd2800.pbw  NOTE: some are kind of graphic.

Uelsk8s
Title: Re: Precious Life
Post by: M-ake on May 04, 2008, 11:34:11 am
Im sorry to hear that Uel. Being alive is the most important thing, but be sure to rest & recover both mentally and physically. About 3 weeks ago I had this surgery to ease my pains from an incident I had about 11 years ago. I know what ur goin thru. May I recommend a certain scar gel called Kelo-Cote. Immah about to buy it tomorrow too. Rest and heal mate!
Title: Re: Precious Life
Post by: tomh38 on May 04, 2008, 11:49:47 am
uelsk8s,

I'm sorry to hear about your accident, but I'm glad everyone is basically okay.  I hope your recovery goes well.

Tom
Title: Re: Precious Life
Post by: kc1di on May 04, 2008, 11:55:10 am
Wow we are very thankful that Uelsk8s and His family were not even more seriously injured.
We will be adding you and your family to our family's prayers. 

Dave

Title: Re: Precious Life
Post by: Monty67 on May 04, 2008, 11:59:25 am
You have my prayers and best wishes on a complete recovery with no lasting effects.

It feels like just yesterday that you were telling me about that leg gash of yours, AND NOW THIS.

BTW, glad you shared this with everyone. Helps us to remember the important things in life.

Title: Re: Precious Life
Post by: MikeCindi on May 04, 2008, 02:35:46 pm
Wow!  I'll be praying for you and your family.
Title: Re: Precious Life
Post by: M0E-lnx on May 04, 2008, 02:41:28 pm
wow dude. Hope you get well soon and fully recover
Title: Re: Precious Life
Post by: BlueMage on May 04, 2008, 03:58:20 pm
I'm glad you and your family are relatively unhurt.
Title: Re: Precious Life
Post by: nightflier on May 04, 2008, 06:31:01 pm
Uel,

May your recovery be speedy and complete. Take care of what is important: yourself and your family.

Roy
Title: Re: Precious Life
Post by: rbistolfi on May 04, 2008, 06:35:54 pm
I am glad you and your family are safe. I wish a promptly recovery for you.
Title: Re: Precious Life
Post by: hata_ph on May 04, 2008, 06:41:24 pm
WOW....the cut on your head look serious. But is it a relieve to know that you and your family is ok.
Title: Re: Precious Life
Post by: Lyn on May 05, 2008, 12:22:00 am
*Hugs*, just shows how slender is the thread of life

My best wishes to you and all involved.  Here is hoping for a swift and full recovery.
Title: Re: Precious Life
Post by: nubcnubdo on May 05, 2008, 02:01:09 am
WB uelsk8s,
If you were unconscious for any amount of time, you may have experienced some level of brain injury, in which case recovery could take longer than expected.

Living with brain injury
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgtHvBF4t-E
Title: Re: Precious Life
Post by: overthere on May 05, 2008, 05:11:03 am
...that's nasty...best wishes to you and yours..god speed
Title: Re: Precious Life
Post by: toothandnail on May 05, 2008, 05:40:11 am
Very nasty. I hope both you and your family recover soon and fully.

paul.
Title: Re: Precious Life
Post by: Joe1962 on May 05, 2008, 06:48:06 am
Dang! I'm really glad you and your family got through it with relatively light injuries. I was in a pretty big accident a lot of years ago and one never really forgets it...
Title: Re: Precious Life
Post by: lagagnon on May 05, 2008, 08:26:16 am
Uel: best of luck with a quick recovery and do hope everyone else is OK. Take care of yourselves...

Larry
Title: Re: Precious Life
Post by: exeterdad on May 05, 2008, 08:50:51 am
Holy Cow!  I feel horrible that I'm just now finding this thread.

Uel! I just don't know what to say.  That is one nasty looking cut as far as I'm concerned. Hope you and your family have a speedy recovery.  I'm just glad no one was "seriously" hurt.
Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Precious Life
Post by: The Headacher on May 05, 2008, 09:29:33 am
This is exactly the reason why I feel it is my responsibility as a passenger to keep paying attention. I've been a passenger with really sleepy people twice, once on the way back from a party and once on the way home from a 24 hour day of work in Belgium. I was sleepy myself too, and I don't have a driving license so I couldn't drive either. It was very scary and uncomfortable, these were the scariest 400 or so km's of my life.

I'm glad you can still tell this to us Uel. Hope you all recover soon.

ps> You're right, those pictures are rather graphic  :o.
Title: Re: Precious Life
Post by: Megamieuwsel on May 05, 2008, 12:30:53 pm
Glad and relieved you live to tell it, dude.
I wish you a speedy recovery.
Title: Re: Precious Life
Post by: |nic| on May 05, 2008, 12:54:00 pm
OMG !
I wish the best recovery to you and your family !

greetings

|nic|

Title: Re: Precious Life
Post by: easuter on May 05, 2008, 03:25:00 pm
Damn!! Glad you and your family made it out of that accident alive.
Hope you have a full recovery man!
 
Title: Re: Precious Life
Post by: GrannyGeek on May 05, 2008, 08:45:22 pm
It must have been very frightening. I'm so glad you all made it and didn't have life-threatening injuries.

I hope your pain goes away or hopefully is much diminished already.

A serious accident like that reminds us of how our lives can change in an instant.
--GrannyGeek