Friday, April 29, 2016

Gratitude and a Giveaway

I have passed the half century mark. I am active and enjoy life. When running quick errands I ride my motor scooter (it's a mini motorcycle). Wednesday while leaving the grocery store I swerved to avoid a pedestrian and clipped a sidewalk sign. I fell from the scoot and it fell on top of me. I hit the kill switch and cussed a bunch (under my breath, mostly). Some bystanders rushed to help. They pulled the scoot off of me. A sweet lady called my husband for me as I hadn't brought my phone. Folks stopped by to see if I needed an ambulance. Alexis, our exterminator, happened by and sat with me until my husband showed up. Several guys helped me get to my feet. When we got to the Emergency Room the doctors, nurses and techs treated me kindly and well even though I was not at my best. I landed on my left elbow and all my weight plus that of the scoot did some damage. They drugged me up and used a C shaped x-ray machine (this was after regular x-rays and a cat scan) to tease the bones back to where they should be and then put me in a soft cast. Today I follow up with my Orthopedist to discuss surgery options.

What struck me most about this whole experience was the kindness of strangers. These people were of all colors, religious beliefs, socioeconomic strata, they could have been glbt, Republicans or Democrats; none of that matters as they/we are all human and they didn't want me to hurt. Next time I get down about what is happening in our world I will think on this and smile.

So to all those wonderful people that stopped to help a complete stranger I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. To the Doctors, Nurses and Techs thanks for putting up with me for six hours and easing my pain and my husbands worries.

I am blessed to be alive and only moderately damaged (the scooter has no damage for those that were curious) so I am going to give away a surprise package or maybe two.


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16 comments:

dfb740b4-0e0a-11e6-b18a-9b7233839935 said...

Kindness of others especially strangers or young orople.

Marianne said...

I'm so glad you're ok. And what a great experience (despite getting hurt). I'm finding that the workplace is restoring my faith in humanity. There have been several instances of random acts of kindness at our office recently. It's been uplifting!

Tilly Greene said...

Oh man, the two of us down for the count, the fun we can have :-) I'm so glad you were helped now get better!

Christine said...

Oh no! So sorry you're not on top of the world, and so glad that good people were there to take care of you. I guess we all need the kindness of strangers, hm? Sending love and hugs...

MzL Bell said...
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MzL Bell said...

I am so glad that you are ok! And that there were people around to help you! Make sure you take it easy! I am always blown away by seeing the smallest gestures that are done done. Because that usually have the greatest impact on a person. People don't expect them and they mean a lot to those that least expect them.

LK Shaw said...

I'm so glad you weren't hurt more! Take care of yourself!

KellyS said...

So glad you weren't hurt worse... Although hurting an elbow is not fun.

Sheri Vidal said...

The fact that every rushed to help you restores my faith.

Sheri Vidal said...

The fact that every rushed to help you restores my faith.

Jolanthe Aleksander said...

ouch ouch ouch! I'm glad you're going to be alright. Make sure you take care of yourself, rest, and recuperate.

onedegreebelow0 said...

I'm so glad that you are OK and for the kindness of strangers.

Tara P said...

So glad you are ok!!!

Ayeisha C said...

My family and faith in the world

Louisa Bacio said...

How frightening. I'm glad that you are relatively OK, and will get help for your arm this next week. Heal up.

pailofpearls said...

Usually staying away from reading the news, and social media and my view on humanity is neutral.