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04 August 2007 @ 04:35 pm
Two weeks later...  
It's gone just over two weeks since my accident and I'm feeling... well... meh, I suppose.  I am getting better, no question about that, but it's a very slow process.  On Wed. I got the brace taken off my nose (doesn't even look like I was in an accident now), although I have to wear it to bed for about 2 weeks now.  The bruises under my eyes are just about gone now, still have a little bump on my forehead but it's not as bad as it was before.  The only things I'm really dealing with now are the little bit of numbness in my lip above the stitches, my teeth feeling a little sensitive, and of course the pain in my right arm.

I started physical therapy for the arm yesterday and it felt great to exercise it for a bit.  I'll be going three times a week for about 4-6 weeks.  I've tried exercising it at home a bit as well and I think I'm making a little bit of progress.  I just saw the dentist today and it doesn't look like any of my teeth are fractured.  I just have to go back in a few weeks and he'll take x-rays if nothing has changed there.

Oh yeah, and I'm dealing with some depression too.  I don't know if it's post-traumatic or post-partum or anything like that, but it's been getting to me, especially in the last week or so.  Seriously, I'll sometimes find myself crying at the drop of a hat.  Maybe it's hitting me how lucky I am that I wasn't hurt any more seriously or killed.  My mom told me that God is watching over me and has great plans for me.  I do believe her - especially in the way I've bounced back (thus far).  Everyone has been so supportive of me.  I've gotten cards, e-cards, flowers, books, a teddy bear, sweets (mostly cookies and chocolate), nice little emails with stories, etc.  The support of my family and friends has really touched me.  I really don't know what to say except for Thank You All So Much. 

On Tuesday I'll be heading down with my parents to Cape May, NJ for a short vacation (till Sat.).  I think going away for a bit will help take my mind off all of this and help me feel a little better, at least I'm hoping.
Current Mood: depresseddepressed
Suzotchkasuzotchka1 on August 4th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
Hi Jess! :D

Everything you're feeling is perfectly normal. After my accidnet, I was angry. So angry I was biting peoples heads off. Everyone handles things differently. You'll be okay, just give yourself time.

Have a great vacation if I don't talk to you before then.

jessm78: Fire and Waterjessm78 on August 11th, 2007 10:36 pm (UTC)
Hey Suz :)

Thanks, I'm glad that it's pretty much normal. I don't blame you. In between the depression I've been angry too, telling whoever would listen that I hated that kid who did this to me and that I wanted him to pay. I guess I just need to get it all out. The vacation did help though.

My arm is feeling better...I can do a lot more with it now. My teeth are still driving me nuts though. I'm hoping this sensitivity eases up soon.

*hugs back*
Christine (aka) Pineapple >^..^<: pineapplechris4short on August 5th, 2007 01:07 am (UTC)

I'll send your package off next week so hopefully it will be there on Sat when you get home. Have a safe vacation and enjoy just getting out for a bit!
jessm78: hairsprayjessm78 on August 11th, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
Aww... *hugs back*

That is so sweet of you hon :) I will be looking out for it! Vacation was nice - it was great to get away for a bit.
Christine (aka) Pineapple >^..^<chris4short on August 12th, 2007 11:55 pm (UTC)
yeah. delay the package by a few days... been brainless for those days. should be on its way.... eerr... soon. :-D
jessm78jessm78 on August 14th, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC)
Heh...no prob hon :D I am in no hurry at all...and the sentiment is the same. :)
vixen_logic: elizabethvixen_logic on August 5th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
Have a good vacation, Jess! *HUGS*
jessm78: being therejessm78 on August 11th, 2007 10:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks!! I had a very nice time. :) *some hugs back*
annikamalfoyannikamalfoy on August 5th, 2007 11:14 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're feeling better Jess. I hope you have a good vacation. Take care.
jessm78jessm78 on August 11th, 2007 10:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :) I am too. I'm using my right arm a bit more now and the pain isn't as bad. Vacation was very nice. It was good to get away just for a little while.