Sunday, February 10, 2008

If This Is What The New Year Will Be Like....

I have a new job! I have been so excite to be back in the Medical field. I have come full circle. I am working for a Pulmonologist. That is the same specialty that Dr. Dixon chose (I worked for him at a very young age.) I am doing a little bit over everything... office nursing, transcriptioning, medical billing and coding etc. It is almost overwhelming right now, but amazingly, I can still remember most everything from 35 years ago.

Coming home from work last Friday, (February 1st)I was so excited to be getting home by 5:00, the weather was pleasant and it was the weekend. Out of no where a red truck came and broadsided me. I had the wonderful exprience of being hauled away strapped to a back board in one of Utah's best - Gold Cross Ambulance. What ensued was much worse than the accident. I was put in a room, strapped down and immovable for almost 2 hours with no one to help me, check on me or tell my family where I was. The police or EMT's did not notify Duane and I was incapable of doing so. It was one of the most traumatic things I have ever experienced. I was so upset, that by the time Duane did get there, I just left the hospital and when home. I did not want them to care for me at all. Luckly I think I am o.k. I still have a horrible stiff neck and shoulder area, but am alive. Very traumatic for me was going to see the car. I realized that if I had been in a smaller car, I might not be here. Uncle Gene now has our 4-runner and will try his best to repair it. If I could get Bethany on the ball, I would have a cool picture for you. Maybe later.
Life is good and I am happy to be standing upright, taking nourishment and still able to work.

3 comments:

Hacking it up said...

Dang!! I am so glad that you are OK!!! I can't believe they left you like that for so long!!...You should have started singing a really annoying song at the top of your lungs, and kept on going until someone came to help you!...seriously...what is happening to health care?

Congrats on your new job!!

Angie said...

OH my gosh that is horrible! I can't believe you were just left along like that! I hope you filed a complaint because they have no right to put someone through all of that. I am glad that you are ok though. I got hit by a drunk driver when I was 16 and had to go to physical therapy for a year to fix a neck and back injury so you should probably get that checked out at a REAL medical establisment!

Chels said...

Wow, Margie I'm so glad that nothing else happened, how scary! I hope you are doing better now. I love your blog!