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By pamd

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How things can change in a split second.
Three weeks ago we were going to visit one of our regular garden centres, browse the plants, have some lunch & come home to spend a few hours pottering in the garden. Unfortunatley we spent the rest of the day in hospital. We were involved in a car accident,not our fault. Eventually we were sent home, hubby with a broken sternum, myself cracked ribs & huge bruised & gashed hands.

Oh how I appreciated the last warm sunshine of the summer in the following days, just sitting in the garden, only able to admire this year’s work.

Three weeks on I’m now itching to get out there, plant some bulbs, tidy up a bit.

Three weeks on my little grandson is calling me Nanny, I hadn’t heard him say it before.

Three weeks, everything has become very very precious. I’m so glad I still have a garden, family & most of all husband.

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What a dreadful experience for you. A few years ago I suffered in a car accident which wasn't my fault ( my car was stationary at the time, and a speeding car crashed into the rear ) so I do understand the shock of it all, which takes months/years to get over... and, from that day on ... traffic on roads seems much more scary ....

Since that crash, I've never felt very confident when driving, although I was completely innocent ... had just been sitting waiting at a red traffic light ...

I hope your injuries heal up fast, and you enjoy many, many years of precious time with grandson, other family members, husband and garden.. xxx

26 Oct, 2010

 

and you can still type on the computer! it certainly makes you think and appreciate! hope you continue to get better

26 Oct, 2010

 

An awful reminder to us all how precious life is. Hope you both recover soon and are able to catch up in the garden. Fortunately (if that's the right word) the growing season is over. When, oh when are 'they' going to make all cars go no faster than the speed limit.

26 Oct, 2010

 

oh Pamd really sorry about your accident and hope you are both feeling a bit better. There are som real idiots out there and I know what Terra means, I try to drive as if the rest of the world are idiots who will do something stupid--- and they often do!!

26 Oct, 2010

 

Thank you for your warm welcome but was shocked to read your blog, I hope you are feeling better. I also feel your sentiments, about making the most of your precious garden and family as Im sure you are. I am a mom of two children and find theirs nothing finer than cuddles with them on a night after spending a day in the garden repotting my plants and seeing them experiment with compost mixing!! Money certainly can't buy everything. Take care and hope the rain stops soon so you can get planting your bulbs!

26 Oct, 2010

 

How dreadful ! I think most people can empathise with you, and I'm glad you're recovering now.
Yes, when such things happen it makes us grateful for what we have, doesn't it.

You must have been overjoyed to hear your grandson call you Nanny :o)) That's wonderful ! Isn't it nice to see them coming on.

Glad you're still around to come on GoY too lol ;o)

26 Oct, 2010

 

So glad to hear you are recovering,after your awful accident,and hope your husband is also doing well.I gave up driving a few years ago now,not because of an accident,thank goodness,but it is just manic now with some of the driving standards..and I didn't feel confident anymore....plus,we have brilliant bus services,so ..have bus pass,will travel.Lol.My OH still drives,so have my Chauffeur:o)..I haven't missed it at all.Hope you continue to make good progress,take care...

26 Oct, 2010

 

Sorry to hear of this, Pam, it certainly shakes you up after a car accident. So pleased you were allowed home from hospital, hope your injuries heal quickly for you both. Just enjoy the last colours in the garden, from the warmth of your house though ! Will you still be my guide if I visit the Eden project in the Spring ... lol ! Take care of yourselves. : o ))

26 Oct, 2010

 

wishing you both a speedy recovery. Good news on the 'nanny' front too.

26 Oct, 2010

 

Get well soon, both of you.

26 Oct, 2010

 

So sorry to here of your nasty experiance but hope your feeling well soon, have to agree family are so pressures.

26 Oct, 2010

 

Thank you all for your kind comments, it's lovely to have likeminded friends even if we haven't met. Yes Shirley I would love to show you round or even if we just met for coffee. We had to collect another car today & sort of "laid the ghost" & went to the garden centre we were heading for on that day. Nerveracking but did it.

26 Oct, 2010

 

Oh dear Pam, didn't think you'd been on for a while, hope you're both feeling better soon, and take it easy xx

26 Oct, 2010

 

Hope your feeling better and on the mend after such a horrible trauma. Can appreciate how that one little word "nanny" gave you such a thrill,. I think you were very brave in doing a return journey but also that it was the right thing to do.

26 Oct, 2010

 

You are so right Pam things can change in a second as I know so well.
Get well wishes to you both.
God Bless.

26 Oct, 2010

 

Pleased things are 'on the up' for you now. I know very well how distraught traffic accidents can leave you, after suffering whiplash from three separate innocent incidents myself. Friends and family finally joked about the 'magnet' I must have had on the rear of my car! :o((
Since moving to this country I haven't driven at all. Too scared! My reactions are slowing down with age and the Spanish drivers are just mad! Hope you continue to improve with little trips gradually building up to longer ones. :o)

27 Oct, 2010

 

Sorry you had such a nasty experience Pam. Best wishes to both of you for a speedy recovery. I fractured my sternum years ago and couldn't propel myself up from sitting for several weeks. So frustrating. Glad you got your new car though and 'bit the bullet' as they say. Did you buy anything at the Gc. How lovely it is to hear the little ones calling to you. Gives you a warm glow inside doesn't it.

27 Oct, 2010

 

3 incidents Nariz, how traumatic, I'm determined to keep driving though, although at the moment I feel like a scared rabbit in the headlights. Once again thanks to all.

27 Oct, 2010

 

Thanks Pamd, it really makes me stop and think about how much I take for granted. So glad you are both still with us....terrible thing to happen. Hope you get double the fun next time you visit the GC! :))

27 Oct, 2010

 

Was shocked to read of your nasty accident, I hope you are both on the 'road' sorry to recovery now.....it certainly does make you thankful for what you have, take care x

29 Oct, 2010

 

I've only just read your blog after seeing you mention your accident elsewhere on the site. I hope you and hubby are recovering...hubby seems to have come off worst of all with his injury to the sternum.

It was good that you managed a return journey to the GC...it pays to get back behind the wheel asap. I was in a bad accident when I was 16 as a passenger in a car that went over a cliff and rolled several times into a creekbed. I was always pre-registered to begin driving instruction through the high school (called "defensive driving"...a very good course teaching you to be aware of the other drivers!) and I really was so scared that I didn't want to learn to drive. The teacher talked to me a few times and eventually I joined the class and 4 months later I had my driving license. I am so glad I followed his advice.

Now about the joy of hearing a grandchild call you "nanny"...as a nana I know it to be so thrilling and it can warm your heart in an instant. Now the challenge is to get the little one to say "grandad/grandpa" or ??? Enjoy your garden as you recover, despite it being a time of slow garden activity....and no more falls, I hope, Pam.

7 Nov, 2010

 

Oh Whistonlass, thank you for your kind words & thoughts. How brave of you to learn to drive, yours was such a horrific accident. We are getting there.
William is my third grandchild, he has two older brothers. He is just saying Grandad now, but sometimes my husband gets called Nanny :o))

7 Nov, 2010

 

lol.....that must give you a chuckle when William gets mixed up....I bet grandad has a smile too, even when he's mis-named! lol

We are nana and grandpa to 3 boys and 1 girl (10 yrs. down to 4 yrs.) and they are a delight :)

Take it easy, Pam...a bit at a time and s-l-o-w-l-y does it!

7 Nov, 2010

 

Thank you.

7 Nov, 2010

 

I have only just seen this blog Pamd, I too have been in hospital a couple of times since your accident, and fully understand how you feel. Sudden illness/ acccident does put life into perspective.I hope you are both well.

20 Nov, 2010

 

It certainly does that Richard, we are both much better thank you, & I hope you are also.

20 Nov, 2010

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