Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Why I love insurance Part 1

I am not an athlete.

I've lived almost 30 years of my life without finding a need to wear perforated fabric.


Until now.

Last weekend I was in a pretty horrible ATV accident. One minute I was cruising down a dirt road, the wind in my face. The next I was sitting in a hospital bed, hours later with my mom softly smoothing my furrowed brow and sipping water from a plastic straw.

I was informed that I'd rolled the machine, bit a huge chunk out of my tongue, split my motocross helmet in two, wrenched my shoulder, bruised my hip and road burned my knee.


X-rays were taken and prayers were said. I am so lucky to first, be alive, second, be awake and alert and third, be surrounded by family who loves me.

5 days after my accident all I have to show is a really cool gray mesh sling, bleeding scabby knee and ringing headache.

17 comments:

Janssen said...

Oh my heavens! I am so glad you're okay!

heather said...

Oh my word!!!!!! So glad you're okay and thankful you were wearing a helmet! Sounds like one of those accidents thats almost hard to do! Yikes!

Sorry you're stuck in a sling, but glad that's all! Be careful and take care of yourself!!!

Naomi said...

Sounds like you did some spectacular stunts, but glad to hear that you are ok.

sam said...

I'm so happy you're okay! It's crazy how a fun activity can turn dangerous so quickly. I hope you have a speedy recovery so you can get right back into computer modeling. (or maybe not?) :)

Emily said...

Glad you are okay- feel better!

poodle said...

wow!! that's terrifying. so glad you're alright. the sling looks awesome. gray is totally in this season.

Mrs N said...

Oh man. I'm glad you're okay!

The Fraziers said...

Scary! Glad you're a-okay (relatively speaking). Dennen says he wants to see a tongue picture.

TRS said...

Yikes! Sounds like it could have awfuller. (I make up words, it's okay)

Glad you're still Katie on Earth.

MrsEm said...

Oh no! Glad to hear you're okay. Can you swap the sling for a silk scarf tied around your neck?

Anonymous said...

Hey I think a togue picture is called for. Glad everything turned out OK.
Love you.
g-jane

Nurse Graham said...

Scary! I'm glad that you are on the mend.

megs and josh said...

scary stuff! glad you are okay!
Love you, Megan and Josh

MSmith said...

Add the story to your amazing family stories, embellish where necessary. We're glad you are okay. You COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED!

Leslie said...

Oh my gosh, katie! How scary, take it easy, ATVs are so dangerous!

girl from florida said...

Oh my goodness, you scared me. I'm glad you're OK.

Katharina said...

Oh, those machines are dreadful. I've seen quite the array of injuries at our Emergency Room...and now you're in the ranks!

So glad you're (mostly) intact. Get well soon.