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31 July 2007 @ 12:58 pm
So I'm back... sorta  
I think...

Sorry I've been rather quiet on here lately.  On Fri. the 20th I was taking a walk near a park during my lunch break when I was struck by a car.  I ended up fracturing my nose and my right humerus.  I was sent home from the hospital the following Monday, but the meds they had me on made me very sick.  They finally allowed me to stop them yesterday, so today is really the first day I've felt more human.

It was a 20 yr. old kid who hit me and the insurance companies are saying it's No Fault on my end since I was a pedestrian.  I have to see a plastic surgeon tomorrow regarding my nose, which just has a sort of bandage covering it at the moment (can't wait to get that off).  I also got a few stitches in my upper lip and had to have a sort of metal hammer and ball put in my right arm (which was constantly in a sling until earlier today... so glad that's over with).  I'll have to go for some physical therapy soon regarding the arm.

So all in all it's been a crazy week and a half.  I'm still trying to get used to using my arm a bit more for things like typing on the computer, but it's a bit hard.  I want to thank everyone for their hugs, cards, and prayers over this time.  They really mean a lot and have picked up my spirits a lot.  I really do appreciate it.
Current Mood: soresore
Current Music: The a/c humming away
Suesuebsg9 on July 31st, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC)

So sorry to hear what happend; sound like recovering slowly but surely. Hopefully take that kids license away from him.

Good to see you back but when not feeling well take off and rest.
jessm78: kissesjessm78 on July 31st, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks sue for the hugs :)

It is a slow but sure recovery... can't wait to get back to GW but I think it may be a bit longer.

Thanks again :)
Suesuebsg9 on July 31st, 2007 07:59 pm (UTC)
Some of the gals had a run of Sam and Daniel for you in the Thunk Thread. And they were looking for you :)

Hope you feel better soon and rest when you need to been through a lot.

Christine (aka) Pineapple >^..^<: SamDanielchris4short on July 31st, 2007 06:24 pm (UTC)
Like I said earlier - glad you are ok and are on the mend. Don't be going around scaring us (or your parents) like that!!


Keep laughing - it'll help everything heal better. If not.. well... don't make me call you every day!lol!
jessm78jessm78 on July 31st, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks!! Hugs are always great (not too tight though!! Heh) and it was great talking to you before!!

Laughing is so much better than "I want my life back" constantly... ugh I was crazy! LOL
annikamalfoyannikamalfoy on July 31st, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're okay. I read about the accident on Chris' LJ. I was really worried about you.

(((Jess))) Hugs are good therapy. ::grin:: Just give you a little one, don't want to hurt you. Take care.
jessm78jessm78 on July 31st, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :) Yeah, hugs are great - little or small. Can't argue with that.

Thanks again for the well wishes.
maevebran: Hopemaevebran on July 31st, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear about this, Jess. I had wondered what happened to you. Glad to hear you're on the mend. I'll be praying for you.{{{hugs}}}
jessm78: innocencejessm78 on July 31st, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks Maeve. :) I really appreciate the prayers and hugs. I know I have a lot to catch up on at GW, but I'll get there soon. Everyone's been so supportive of me and I appreciate it.

Suzotchkasuzotchka1 on July 31st, 2007 09:48 pm (UTC)
(((HUGS))) I'm glad to hear that you are feeling a bit better. Hope you got my card.

If you need a good lawyer, let me know. I can refer you to the guy who handled my case.

Get better soon, Jess!!
jessm78: kissesjessm78 on July 31st, 2007 10:07 pm (UTC)
I did get your card - that was really sweet of you. Thanks so much.

I did get a few names for lawyers, but I'd appreciate yours too.

Thanks again Sue! :)
Suzotchkasuzotchka1 on August 1st, 2007 12:41 am (UTC)
I sent you an email with all the info.

Oh, and I would double check that no fault stuff too. It should go through the no fault of the person who hit you - not yours (what if you didn't own a car??). When I was in my accident it was the person who owned the car's no fault.
jessm78: Fire and Waterjessm78 on August 4th, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC)
Got it - thanks. :)

Oops, yeah, actually that was what I meant. It went through his no fault, not mine. I should have been clearer on that... *sheepish*
majorsamfan: ThinkyJackmajorsamfan on August 1st, 2007 12:14 am (UTC)
I used to work in insurance, and when you said "No fault" I thought back to my days in Oregon, which is a no-fault state. How can it be "no fault" when you were hit as a pedestrian by a CAR. No. That's not right. No-fault is where each person's CAR insurance pays their CAR repair bills (and medical bills from being hurt WHILE IN THE CAR).

Double check that one! (Although some car insurance medical payments coverage is now extended to you as a pedestrian - or maybe even bicyclist - IIRC from some ad a year or more ago.)

I'm glad you're doing better.
jessm78: Fire and Waterjessm78 on August 4th, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :) That's a good point. I wasn't too clear on it in my post... it's actually no fault through the insurance of the kid who hit me, not my own. My insurance might have to absorb some of the bills if his can't cover them in the end, but so far everything is being taken care of.
majorsamfan: ThinkyJackmajorsamfan on August 6th, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
So when you say "No fault", you mean his medical payments coverage is paying the medical bills, and not his "liability" part of his insurance? If his medical payments coverage doesn't fully cover the bills, his liability part of his coverage definitely should, unless it was *your fault* he hit you. A driver has liability (responsibility) for hitting a pedestrian, unless they did something faulty, like running out in front of the car without looking or something.
jessm78: kissesjessm78 on August 15th, 2007 12:12 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure it's the liability part that's paying, or it's just as you said, liability paying what the medical payments coverage can't. I'll double check though. I can't see how it was my fault that he hit me, since I was looking and I was crossing at a crosswalk. I'm going to be talking to a lawyer on Friday.
majorsamfan: ThinkyJackmajorsamfan on August 15th, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not advocating choking up the court system with lawsuits unless it's absolutely necessary, but when a pedestrian is hit by a car, the pedestrian deffo shouldn't be out any money, not for medical expenses, lost work time or any of that.

The "no-fault" thing just clicked in my brain from my old Oregon, personal (car, homeowners) insurance days.
anglstrmoon: Amanda/Michaelanglstrmoon on August 1st, 2007 12:46 am (UTC)
It's good that nothing extremely bad happened when you got hit... I hope that everything turns out ok..

jessm78jessm78 on August 4th, 2007 08:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the hugs. :) I am glad that it wasn't any worse. I'll keep you posted.
Jenniferxariesgirl78x on August 1st, 2007 04:25 am (UTC)
Jessie!!! *hugs* I'm SO sorry about what happened! That kid's license should be taken away forever and ever.

I hope you get to feeling better!
jessm78jessm78 on August 4th, 2007 08:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the hugs Jen. :) This whole thing has been depressing me a little, so every little bit makes me feel better.

I'm getting better bit by bit, but it's a slow process. I really am glad that it wasn't any worse.
Jenniferxariesgirl78x on August 6th, 2007 05:20 am (UTC)
I'm glad you're doing better, Thank God it wasn't worse.
vixen_logic: EJHUGvixen_logic on August 1st, 2007 01:14 pm (UTC)
*BIG HUGS* Heal quickly, Jess. Really missed you.
jessm78: being therejessm78 on August 4th, 2007 08:35 pm (UTC)
*hugs back* Thanks hon - I am feeling a little better and I really appreciate the support. :)