Monday, May 16, 2011

Car Accident and a Tooth Infection

So there is a lot thats happened in the past week or two. I just haven't had time to update my blog and I honestly don't know how to put it in words. So if you guys have already read about my accident on Facebook, then skip this next part for the rest of my blog.

I was driving to Lake Point from Woods Cross last night and I was on I-80 passing the rest stop just before you turn into Lake Point when I heard my front passenger tire start humming. I started to slow down because I knew it was going to pop sometime soon. Seconds later the tire popped and I started to slowly steer to the right to get off the road when I lost control of the car. My car swerved to the left and hit the middle metal barrier with the front of my car then the car spun while against the barrier and it hit the passenger side of the car. My car spun to the point where my car was at an angle and the front of my car was facing oncoming traffic. I took off my seatbelt and made sure that my body was okay before moving. I found my phone then started to open my front door but couldn't because the hood of my car had blocked the outside of my front door. I started to panic and moved to the passenger side door and I could only open the door about 4 inches and nothing more. I then started to honk my horn just in case someone could hear while I started to kick the door trying to get it open. I looked through the partially broken windshield. I noticed that my headlights were all out and that there was a car heading right towards me. I started to really hyperventilate thinking that my life was going to be over. I prayed saying "Heavenly Father please save me" I stared at the car coming towards me and saw that it moved into the other lane. I then started to calm down just a little bit. I heard something outside the car move and then my front door opened. A guy came and grabbed my hand saying "Your car is in the middle of the lane, we gotta get out of here" He yanked me out of the car and we ran north of where the car was, away from the barrier. There was a police officer and also another lady there. The lady was a nurse and she put her arm around my waist just in case I was going to fall or whatnot and she started checking me for injuries. The only injuries I really got from the whole accident was whiplash and a few pieces of glass that scratched me. I called my mom and was talking to her (while in very bad shock) when the lady holding me up was like "Oh my gosh that truck is going to hit the car" I look at my car and see this guard truck coming right at the car and so the people with me started ducking and stuff waiting for the crash but the guy in the truck stopped about 5 feet away from the car. I was talking to my mom still then I headed to the bumper of my car because I was shaking so badly and I felt my knees starting to give way. I sat on the bumper of my car (because the back half of my car was in good shape) and everything just sunk in and I started crying. police officers were asking me what happened. A fire truck came and checked me out to see if I had a concussion or whatnot. They checked my blood pressure and it was pretty high from all the shock. The nurse left and then my parents and Stuart showed up. My parents were just around me calming me down and Stuart was taking video and pictures of the whole accident. The tow truck came and took the car away then I had to fill out a statement saying what happened and everything. Then I came home and told my brother Phil what happened. I took a shower then went to bed. This morning I woke up soooo sore. My whole body is really sore, especially my back. But I'm incredibly lucky to be alive in the condition that I'm in right now. The Lord was really looking after me last night and I'm eternally indebted to him.

So I only had a few days of being sore from whiplash but overall, I'm fine. About 3 days after the accident I started to have a tooth ache. I would take ibuprofen for the whiplash and then for the toothache. 2 days later, I woke up to the left side of my face totally swollen. UGH! haha Not good. I called the dentist and I got an appointment in the same day. I went in and the nurse would tease me that I had something in my mouth because it was swollen but the dentist said that I'm going to have to get this tooth pulled. yikes! Huge tooth infection. So he gave me antibiotics and some lortab for the swelling and the pain. over the past few days the swelling has definitely gone down which I'm happy about. :) I'm not too excited about the whole getting the tooth pulled but I'd rather have it pulled than constantly having an infection haha

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