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I'm trying not to be overly dramallama-y about this but... at work today, I was almost hit by a car.

As I was walking back from the main location to the secondary location (where my office is), I was walking past all these parked cars when, suddenly, one cranked its engine, slid into reverse and slammed backwards while I was directly behind it, about a foot and a half away from the bumper when it was parked. I leapt backwards and landed wrong on my ankle, sending me plummeting to the ground while the asshole car slammed backwards almost into another car and then sped away. The other car's driver very kindly got out of his car and helped me to stand up but, off to the doctor I go as I think I ripped that overactive tendon as I have extremely sharp pain in my ankle every time I step in the same vicinity.

It happened so fast. The car wasn't even turned on when I started to walk behind it. One and a half steps later and the car was coming at me rather fast (especially as it wasn't even started a step and a half before) and I was jumping backwards and trying to get out of the way.

I limped back to my office, as I felt fine at the time but about halfway there, the pain crept in. So I sat at my desk and cried for a good ten minutes. Came home and had a massive bowl of pretzel ice cream from Blue Bunny. Which, by the by, is rather medicinal as I got rid of most of the want to cry feeling. I'm still shaky and freaking, four hours later.

My hands have all these little cuts from the gravel where I landed, bouncing and skidding across it.

The worst part, though, is that my nephews are visiting this weekend and expecting me to be able to play with them. They've been asking for months if my ankle was all better and if I could please play lightsabers with them. That's what really gets me. I can barely walk right now. How am I supposed to run around after 5 and 7 year olds?

I freaking hate that fucker that made the left in front of me. I really really fucking hate him.

Date: 2011-07-27 03:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coffee-n-cocoa.livejournal.com
Holy crap! I shudder to think how much worse it could have been. I hope your ankle mends quickly!

Date: 2011-08-03 05:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
Inorite? Srsly scary. I've definitely changed my walking pattern after that :/

Date: 2011-07-27 04:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emmagrant01.livejournal.com
OMG! That's so horrible!

I've had a close call like that, and though I didn't get injured because of it, it scared the shit out of me. It was just so clear to me that if the guy hadn't stopped, there would have been nothing I could have done to get out of his way. It was incredibly terrifying to feel that vulnerable.

So sorry about your ankle. :-(

Date: 2011-08-03 05:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
It really was freaking scary. If I had reacted even a little bit later, he would've hit me. I'm also lucky that the car he almost hit veered right instead of left. The whole thing was just a clusterfuck :(

I'm going back to physical therapy so hopefully it mends. AGain.

Date: 2011-07-27 06:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yaycoffee.livejournal.com
Oh, man! I'm so sorry about your ankle is hurt, but I'm glad it wasn't any worse.

Well, you could be like the Sitting Jedi and ward them off from the couch ;-)

Hope you feel better soon <3

Date: 2011-08-03 05:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
Definitely. Am going back to physical therapy so that should help mend it a bit.

LOL I wish I could. As it is, I spend way too much time sitting and eating.


Date: 2011-07-27 10:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anathema91.livejournal.com
Oh honey, I'm so sorry. I hope that your ankle is okay. I hate the fucker that made the left in front of you too. And the fucker that almost hit you today.

Date: 2011-08-03 05:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
Ankle just needs a bit of physical therapy to fix it again. Hopefully that works.

And yeah, fuckers all of them. ASSHOLES. I don't get why it's so hard to wait the motherfucking thirty seconds.

Date: 2011-07-27 10:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kriken.livejournal.com
Oh hun, what a horrific experience *HUGS*

Date: 2011-08-03 05:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
<3 At least it's fixable? IDEK

Date: 2011-07-28 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sangueuk.livejournal.com
So scary, you poor thing! *hugs*

Date: 2011-08-03 05:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
<3 It really was. I'm just glad that it wasn't worse. Still freaked though :/

Date: 2011-07-28 11:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] secretsolitaire.livejournal.com
OMG, that's so scary. *hugs* I'm glad you weren't seriously hurt.

Date: 2011-08-03 05:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
Definitely. Physical therapy should take care of it, supposedly. I'm hopeful anyway.

Date: 2011-07-29 03:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] enchanted-jae.livejournal.com

As horrible as it was, at least he didn't hit you. You'd be far worse off than a sore ankle. *hugs*

Date: 2011-08-03 05:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
Definitely. I'm very glad that I didn't get hit. If I'd reacted even a second slower or if I'd been looking off to the side instead of staring at the car thinking "god, what a beater", it would've been much worse.


Date: 2011-07-29 07:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] star98hope.livejournal.com
omg, how scary!! I'm so glad you're not hurt any worse, but that really sucks about your ankle. I'm so sorry. :((((

maybe you could be evil emperor palpatine overseeing their lightsaber duel? he didn't move around so much. :)

Date: 2011-08-03 05:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
Inorite? I'm starting back to physical therapy for the ankle but yeah, I'm lucky it isn't worse.

LOL I ended up just standing there and being a tree for them to climb. They were rather subdued, this trip, but that's another story not to be shared on a public lj post :/

Date: 2011-07-29 09:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dark0feenix.livejournal.com
Boo! What a terrible thing to happen. The driver was a complete asshole for not stopping to apologize and to see if you were alright. I hope the ankle gets better soon. *hugs*

Date: 2011-08-03 05:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
Yeah, definitely. What an asshole. I can't believe he didn't even look before backing up let alone stop and check to ensure everything is all right.

Heading back to physical therapy so the ankle should be on the mend once more. <3<3<3

Date: 2011-08-05 03:04 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] karaz.livejournal.com
Poor ankle, just when you were feeling better. I can't believe that asshole almost ran you down and then left without a look back. If he saw that and purposefully left you there, I hope his tires blow out on the highway. Is it feeling better now?

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