Eight days ago I crashed my bike into a car. O so I’m told. I have no memory of it.
I would later find out that I had fractured my skull in several places, bruised my brain, and filled the inside of my skull with blood. “Severe concussion” was the diagnosis.
The last thing I remember is looking over m right shoulder as I crossed Whitney Avenue. I saw no cars coming. Then everything went black and silent. The next thing I knew I was in an emergency room full of very busy doctors and nurses. I had no clue as to what was happening. All I knew is that my clothes were being taken off and a stiff brace was being clamped around my neck. I could barely hear what anyone was saying, and had trouble speaking too. My vision was blurred and my head felt like it was about to explode.
For the past eight days I have been unconscious most of the time. It’s a strange way to live. In fact, to call this “living” is to stretch the meaning of life to exteemes. ”
The doctors asure me I will be fine in a few weeks, but have some rough days ahead. Juar about everything in a challenge, for sure. Last night I dreamt I was my grandfather, the Gallego immigrant born in 1900. His life was never the same after a car crash shattered his leg. It was nice to see him again, but bewilderingly strange to be him, all of a sudden.
I’m all shook up, yes sir, yes ma’m/ Shanken to the core. Wham. Poof. Snap. Here one second, gone the next. ”Why was I so lucky? I could have died, for sure. Or I could have ended up like Christopher Reeve, paralyzed from the neck down. God knows what else. But I didin’t.
The day of my accident was the feast o the Guardian Angels, according to the calendar of the Catholic Church. All I can say at this moment is simple enough; Thanks, guys. Good catch
I have lost a mountain of work and have over 900 emails piled up to deal with. It may be a while bedore I can post anything here again.
In the meantime I recommend that Raul and his brother Fidel take nice long bike rides in Havnaa as frequently as possible., without any of those mariquita helmets.