This might be a long blog entry, just catching a few of you up on the things going on in my life.
On the second full day of eBay Live I had a serious accident in front of the Fabulous and Funky Art Institute of Chicago
Here is just one of the many fun things you will find in the gift shop. The Art Institute of Chicago is a fun place to browse, I was only taking photos for a Photo Walk, the Art Institute was not open at 8 am I’m sorry to report.
I was taking photos on the front porch of the huge Lions and the beautiful urns of flowers that were standing in for a porch balustrade. I either became dizzy and fell or stepped off the top step backwards by mistake, but God held me in HIS HANDS. 10 stone steps and a landing were between the porch and the sidewalk. Somehow, my head and the sidewalk met, much to my head’s dismay.
A young lady who was out job searching came to my aid and held my head in her lap until the Paramedics came. I remember everything that led up to the accident (on June 20) but nothing for at least a week and a half after it.
When I came aware, I was in the hospital surrounded by my family. At first I thought that I had already returned to my home in Montgomery, AL, but was told that I was still in Chicago in Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
The quickness of the paramedics and the fact that I was seen so quickly and evaluated by Dr. Christopher Getch, then moved quickly to surgery where he removed bilateral subdural hematomas from my brain, saved my life. I have since thought back over the day and realize that God was in control of every step, each paramedic and surgeon and the wonderful people who stopped to help me.
After a little over a week in the intensive care unit and on the regular surgical floor at Northwestern Memorial, I was moved to the number one rehab unit in the US. RIC (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) has beautiful views of Lake Michigan and we were there for the 4th of July! I have made progress a little bit at a time and was allowed to be driven home (couldn’t fly due to cabin pressurization) to Montgomery on the 12th of July. Praise God!
Now I am recuperating at home and attending rehab at the HealthSouth Hospital here in Montgomery three days a week. I have made a lot of friends at HealthSouth including my Occupational Therapist, Jennifer; my Physical Therapists, Jessica and Lee Ann; and my Speech Therapist, Amy.
I am very Thankful for all the cards and notes my Rock Star Family has sent me, and most especially the prayers sent up to God and the Bible verses sent by friends from all over the world. The world wide web really is a great place.
Thanks to all of you from the bottom of my heart. I hope to be back in full swing sometime during September.