2009/01/18

Funny Ad

DaGoddess @ 14:21

I was looking at my site and noticed that Google came up with a doozy of an ad. It was for personal injury. I started laughing. Gallows humor, I guess.

Y’see, yesterday I spent the day trying to recover from doing too much the day before. Too much walking or carrying too much. Something like that. But then I realized late last night what day it was.

The 4th anniversary of my back injury. Talk about timing!

And then today, to see that ad…too much! Of course, it was four years ago today that I really started to feel the pain. I’d come home from work, popped some more Tylenol, took a hot shower, crawled into bed, and tried to sleep. Sleep was poor. When it was time to get for work again, I was still in a lot of pain, but I figured more Tylenol and another hot shower would do the trick. It loosened me up a bit, but not enough. Still, I had to go to work. Couldn’t call in sick, there wasn’t enough time for them to find anyone to fill in for me. So, in I went. Except, when I was getting in my car, I realized just how much I was hurting. Spasms wracked my entire back and I almost passed out from the pain. I pushed on, got to work, told my supervisor how bad things were, and was told to fill out the necessary paperwork and hang in there until 11pm or midnight, when an on call person could come in and take my place. Well, that didn’t happen because the charge nurse — a woman with a very twisted personality — decided to call off the on call nurse. By 5am (it was the 19th at this point), I couldn’t hold back the tears I hurt so much. By 6:30am, they were wheeling me down to the Emergency Dept. And so the journey had begun.

But look at me now! It’s been both a trying and an enlightening four years. There’s been a lot of interesting things that have come my way during this time. I’ve lost some things along the way (including my job and my hopes of ever nursing in a hospital again), but I’ve also discovered quite a bit — about myself, my family, my friends, and the world — too. “You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both, and there you have”…the facts of my life.

God does have a sense of humor, doesn’t He? So do I. And that, along with good people (like you!) is what got me through it. I’m not done yet, but think I see a silver lining in those clouds.

10 Comments

  1. …and just like that, your life can change. It always amazes me to think that our lives hinge on such things as clear arteries, strong, capable bones and muscles… there is an infinite number of things that can go wrong… it’s a miracle we live as long as we do, or so well.

    ANYway! Four years! Thank God you’re on the road to recovery! :hug:

    Comment by pam — 2009/01/18 @ 15:38

  2. Wow, it’s been four years? That’s just crazy. I tell ya, this interweb and friends like you have gotten us through a lot, too! Long live the power grid. Long live the interweb, friendspace and mybook! :thumbs:

    Comment by GW — 2009/01/18 @ 16:26

  3. God DOES have a sense of humor…..and he sure loves laughing at ME…. :may:

    Comment by vodkamom — 2009/01/18 @ 17:35

  4. Kaknockers, He loves laughing along with us all. I’m grateful to have found you this year. Means that God loves us to have friends just as silly as we are.

    Pam & Kimberley, you are a couple of the longer standing blog buddies who still frequent this place, and I’m so grateful. We’ve all be through a lot. Some good, some bad, but we’ve prevailed. That’s what we do.

    Funny how life is.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/01/18 @ 17:58

  5. Wow. 4 years. Damn. But I agree, it IS going to be better. It’s already better. You’re back.

    Damn I missed you, girl. :hug:

    Comment by caltechgirl — 2009/01/18 @ 19:59

  6. Not quite back all the way, but getting better. And yeah, FOUR YEARS.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/01/18 @ 22:11

  7. By the way, I just this morning caught up on all your post-haze bloggeries. I won’t comment individually, just wanted to say I liked reading them and I am running late to go to work. Waah! ;)

    Comment by GW — 2009/01/19 @ 06:59

  8. Four years? Long time to be in pain, but at least it’s starting to look up!
    :rain:

    Comment by jan — 2009/01/19 @ 20:35

  9. I am so so glad you are seeing the silver.

    Comment by San Diego Momma — 2009/01/19 @ 22:11

  10. Silver’s okay, but I want PLATINUM, baby! Yeah, 4 years and we’re not quite done yet. But we’re closer now than ever before and that’s what matters.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/01/19 @ 23:33

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