First off, thank you so very much for all of your kind words and well wishes. Secondly, I AM going to make a full recovery, better than before, stronger than ever. And hearing from all of you and all the good energy being sent my way can only motivate me even more!
It's been a crazy week and a half to say the least. The paramedics on the scene that tended to me first said I was lucky to even be alive, let alone be able to pull myself outta the damn thing. The roof completely collapsed on the passenger side. I knew the second we rolled over and crashed down hard on the asphalt that something was seriously wrong with my neck. When everything settled, my hands were laying next to my face on the roof of the car and THEY WOULD NOT MOVE. Needless to say, that scared the s#*t out of me. I took a beat, and remember thinking to myself that I CANNOT be paralyzed. This just can't happen to me....I won't let that happen! And suddenly I looked at my right hand and the damn thing reached up and unclipped my seatbelt. Just like that....I had feeling (painful feelings) but feeling nonetheless. Then somehow I managed to crawl out on the driver's side after my friend got out and get to the side of the highway and lay down. From there I made a couple of calls and waited for the ambulance with my friend and about a dozen or so other motorists who pulled over to help. From there I was taken down the road to a waiting helicopter ready to take me to UCLA Trauma Center. It got progressively more frightening from that point on as the seriousness of what just happened started to set in.
Anyhow, I don't want to bore you all with every mundane detail, but I just needed to tell that side of the experience and let you all know that I cherish each and every new day with every rising sun. Life is precious, friends and family are priceless. I am sincerely grateful for all that I have. I sign off on all of my posts with the same mantra that means so much to me. But now more than ever the words really ring true.
So to one and all: LOVE this life, and LIVE the love everyday.