Six weeks today since the accident happened and I really do have so much to say but donít really want to dwell on the down sides of the last month and a bit because today I had good news! Went back for my 6 week check and although I still have the original cast (plus a few layers of bright pink fibre glass) and it is till up to my thigh, I am finally starting to heal! The bones are growing together now so I can start putting a little weight on it, which is fantastic.
Up until 2 weeks ago I found it awful being in the car but then almost overnight I was able to not only be pain free but have an enjoyable ride in the car! I was fed up with being indoors day in day out so I decided my life must go on and it has. My friends and family have been fantastic and I cannot thank them enough. They have been taking me out for shopping trips, to the pub where I was working part time and even just for drives! Although this canít compensate for what Iím losing out on, as I become more mobile it has become a hell of a lot easier. I have been forced to take a year out form my studies at university, I love my pub job but I canít do that, and being 19 I had a fantastic social life which has been put on hold. The most annoying part of the whole incident is that the driver that ploughed into me hasnít suffered anything except a smashed up car, but lifeís a bitch and all that!
As much as I feel fed up, my lifeís back on track now and I know Iím going to get better. At the hospital today I saw an 18month old little girl who was very ill but they didnít know what was wrong with her, they didnít know if she was going to get better and her future had a huge cloud over it. This really did put things into perspective for me as I know that in as little as 6 weeks away I WILL be better and my injury is not life threatening or terminal. So now Iím going to enjoy the pampering, enjoy the rest and look forward to the new year!!