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Tue Jun 20, 2017, 11:33 AM

64. Car wreck and anaphylactic shock.

Late night, speeding down the interstate and a deer pops out in front of me. I couldn't avoid him so BAMN, I hit the poor deer. He was big enough to make my small car do a 360 in the road and crash sideways down an embankment and into some trees. During the 5 (?) second process, I was yelling "fuck...shit." Car was totalled. I blamed myself for speeding (80-85). Hubs and I were poor then and didn't have comprehensive insurance. I only sustained major bruising - I was damn lucky.

It changed my nighttime driving habits - I realized I could've been killed.

Then there's the anaphylactic shock. I was swollen so badly everywhere - even my ear lobes were swollen. I've MAJOR allergies. I must've looked like a circus freak being rolled into the ER. Everyone was staring. I had to stay overnight and have an oxygen feed and an IV drip. I felt vulnerable for years until, with the help of an allergist, I figured out the substance I'm deathly allergic to: plain old Neosporin. Weird, uh?!

We all seem to walk around for years and then, suddenly, we realize just how vulnerable we humans beings actually are.

I usually just mumble "fuck...shit" or "fucking hell" when feeling that threatened.

Btw, people often say to us atheists, "just wait until you're facing death." Well, that's garbage. Twirling around in that car and then, years later lying on a hospital gurney trying to get my breath, I knew I could possibly die. I never once thought of begging god.



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