And Now FOUR Years Ago Today….

I had hoped this day would slip by without a thought of four years ago.  But then I had a dream nightmare two nights ago.  A little reminder that it’s still in my brain.  My post from last year better explains it.  Three Years Ago Today.

As I write this, I’m still not so sure I should be posting it.  Once it’s “out there”, if there was ever a thought of our normalcy, it’s about to be forever gone.  Here goes…..

After my car accident, surgery was required on my knee.  It was minor and outpatient, but still not something I would want to repeat.   Our kids lived a couple of hours away and were concerned.  My youngest called and asked that we send a picture. He had experienced the same surgery and knew what to expect.  If you’ve ever had a torn meniscus, you know there is no “picture”.  No scars to show off once it heals.  Boring.

Surgery knee by Doctor C.

Surgery knee by Doctor C.

But we were bored that evening…sooooo, with hubby on board, we had a little fun.   Add a little eyeliner and catsup and our cell phone photos became much more interesting.  So did the reaction.

The GOOD knee

The last picture, sent a few minutes later, told the tale.  And in case you were curious….it was my “good” knee that we adjusted.knee1

The kids eventually spoke to us again.  But for a moment, my son was about to get a certain surgeon on the line!  I love that he loves me that much.  Still.

Now for my disclaimer…..I love our pups, but I do not normally let them lick me.  Meds may have been a factor!  😉  Have a super weekend.  Laugh with someone today.  I think it truly is the best medicine!  ♥

While on the subject of automobile accidents.  I know that when a person “witnesses” an accident, it can turn into a huge undertaking for them.  But I have been in two accidents and both times, if not for the gracious witnesses, my ordeals would have been much more difficult.  If you witness it, stay and talk to the officers if at all possible. You would want the same if the tables were turned.

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64 Responses to And Now FOUR Years Ago Today….

  1. Dottie Whitsitt says:

    So sorry about the horrible accident and that you still have nightmares from it!! But know you are thankful to have come out alive and still kicking!! 🙂 Love ya Paula!! Have a great weekend!! 🙂

  2. Glad to hear that you do kooky things once in a while. I don’t feel so alone!

  3. GMBlaxton says:

    Oh Momma, there is so much to be said here.

  4. I know it’s horrible to be in an accident, but that joke you played on your kids was priceless!! It sounds just like something my husband and I would do :). Nice one!!

  5. Sorry to hear of your accident and that you needed knee surgery, but the joke you played was HILARIOUS! Although, it doesn’t quite seem like the kind of joke parents play on their kids, more like the other way around. Awesome!

  6. Rhonda says:

    only YOU could turn this into something the dogs would lick up. ROFL…good for you. And, how’s it been for you since? the knee I mean? do the pups still sniff around that knee with a thought to ‘the good old days’? you are so cute…xo

  7. You got *me* Paula! LOL!! I looked at the pictures before reading. So sorry to read that you had such an accident, but I can’t stop laughing.

  8. Glad all is okay. It’s a good release to laugh about situations that we can’t quickly resolve. In Steel Magnolias, Dolly said “laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.”

  9. ly says:

    Wow! Mine was a year ago Tuesday. I reblogged because it was right after I had started my site and I knew that few had read my report of flying through the air. No wounds like that thank goodness–not even the kind the dogs can lick. Love that photo! Cheers to both of us that we’re here to blog about it…

  10. not to mention that it is illegal to leave the scene of an accident that you have witnessed, at least in Canada!

  11. viveka says:

    Love you passion … and your laughter. Glad that you have recovered so well as you have – for me seams very odd that anyone would leave an accident behind if … they were witness to the accident.

  12. Oh, you wicked things 😉 you’re right about witnesses – without them at times life just gets even harder.

  13. pamasaurus says:

    So sorry to hear about the accident, but so glad you’re ok! You’re right about witnesses. They helped me so much when I was victim of a hit and run! Thankfully only my car was hurt 😉

    I seriously laughed forever at that, though. I’m sure your son was FREAKING out.. hopefully he can see the humor in it now, though 😉 haha.

  14. Paula, you never cease to amaze me just how weird you really are! LOL I mean that in the sincerest way possible! 😛

  15. bulldog says:

    Good to get one over on the kids… loved this.. and had a good laugh even though I’m sorry you were in the bad accident…

  16. Jeannette from the CA coast says:

    You are a bad girl Paula, but I love your humor!! So glad the kids forgave you!

  17. Your sense of comedy at such a time is great! Now the dogs licking…that had a certain “ice factor” for me. LOL!

  18. quirkybooks says:

    That looked nasty. I am a bit squeamish so had to quickly go past the photos before I pass out. I’m not joking. My mum had a big operation and when I went to see on the ward after her surgery, I went white and the nurses were worried that I was going to faint.

  19. You’re funny. I’m sorry you had a terrible accident, but your humor cracks it all up. Thanks for the follow 🙂

  20. artsifrtsy says:

    That is just too funny. I had a chance to take my old suzuki for an upside down spin a few years back thanks to an elderly gentleman in a huge Oldsmobile – not a lot of fun.

    • Nope….wouldn’t care to do it again. Upside down?!?!? And I only got to go round and round….

      • artsifrtsy says:

        I was t-boned on the highway at full speed. He failed to stop before deciding to cross the highway. Not fun. How long was the recovery for a torn meniscus? I have been putting off getting mine repaired – not from the wreck, from sliding in a parking lot on ice 🙂

      • Oh that ice! I was driving in just a few days….p.t. took longer than what I thought it would, as did just squatting down, etc. My knee hurt (and still does at times) after….but in a different way, if that makes sense. It doesn’t swell anymore. Guess what I’m trying to say is that it’s never back to “normal” again.

        UGH….t-boned. Glad you are okay. That’s what happened to me….but I wasn’t at full speed….she was.

      • artsifrtsy says:

        I’m at the place where they need a better MRI to know exactly what they need to do. I can handle a lot but that machine and not being able to move is freaking me out – so stupid. Normal is so 20 years ago 🙂

      • My knees were my only good parts left until that stupid accident! I try not to think about it. If you are hurting….may as well get it done. As my surgeon said….a tear will never improve on it’s own, it will just continue to tear more. ;(

      • artsifrtsy says:

        That’s what the doc told me too – so darned inconvenient.

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