You’re all probably curious how I’m doing. Or maybe you’re not. Regardless, here I am with an update. =)
I’m doing good. Compared to last time I mentioned it, I’m doing spectacular. I feel like ‘me’ again! Granted, I am a little partial to ‘me’, but it is definitely a fabulous feeling!
I do still have lingering symptoms of this gnarly concussion though. Mostly just an extreme sensitivity to light and noise. If you’re a migraine sufferer you know exactly what I mean!
I approach sunlight like any other normal vampire, throwing my arm up in front of my eyes in a melodramatic fashion as I wither back into the darkness. Ya know, or I just wear sunglasses everywhere I go.
Noises are another thing that I just don’t seem to be able to fully tolerate yet. The fan, the vacuum, phones ringing, and any other repetitive or high pitched sound…. I’ve been tempted to wear a pair of my earplugs from work that have been sitting in my lunch bag, but I fear it’d be far too obvious that I am not really listening to a word that is being said by those around me. Plus, I’d probably look a bit silly wandering around with neon yellow earplugs sticking out of my ears.
I have been improving every day though. My extreme irritation with nearly every faucet of my waking life has slowly dissipated. Although doing paperwork and making phone calls seems to kick it right back into gear. It’s ironically amazing the immense amount of paperwork and phone calls one has to take care of when they report to their insurance agency that they are currently unable to work due to an extremely difficult time making phone calls and completing paperwork…. Okay, so it’s a little more than that, but still.
I did finally take care of that pile of clean clothes I previously mentioned. I even learned something in the process; I learned that taking care of laundry is a slight degree less annoying than listening to your husband nag about taking care of laundry.
The ear plug idea just gets better and better!
I’m just kidding. He never again mentioned the laundry.(I snagged a smart one, huh?!?) And, I really did take care of it… then replaced it with a slightly smaller pile of laundry that I took out of the dryer the next morning.
It’s gotta be interesting being married to me, seriously!
But things are looking better and we’re getting closer and closer to putting this accident behind us. I’ve ridden in a vehicle again. I’ve driven a vehicle again. Even, with much hesitation may I add, have let my children ride in vehicles again.
After the devastating news that the loss of my beloved SUV would be in no way compensated for by my insurance agency, we pulled some strings and got another vehicle to get us from our point A’s to our point B’s. A big ol’ suburban, cause y’all know my little chicken butt has no intention of getting anything smaller any time soon. And, other then when we turn corners, I hardly even have flashbacks of the accident anymore.
So all in all, I’m doing a lot better. Still heavy on the Tyelonal (sorry, even spell check left me hanging on that one), but I’ve been able to drop the muscle relaxers off of my list of daily must haves. Back to work on Monday. I can hardly wait as it feels like the final check mark to ‘back to normal’. And… I actually got that floor mopped that I have been anxiously awaiting to mop for nearly a month.
The accident is something I’ll never forget. An experience burned into my mind like the births of my children. But, it was never really about forgetting. It was about growing. And from the moment my roadside angel pulled me out of the passenger side window it has been nothing but onward and upward!
Until next time… enjoy life… I mean REALLY enjoy life, treat every single moment like you’re glad to be alive, because being alive is a marvelous thing!! Oh, and drive safe. 😉