Updates now that they've glued me back together
First off, I'd just like thank everyone for all the will-wishes and support. It's been great to know that there are so many of you who care, and it reminds me of why I love the RT community and what makes you guys so great. If any of you are interested in learning more about the accident... well, there's not much. However, my supervisor emailed me a link to the news report, and you can see it here
So, I'm feeling much
better than I did 2 weeks ago when I made my first post about the incident, so I figured this was a good time to give you guys a less rushed (and more coherent) update.
As I mentioned before, my company flew out my dad and stepmom when I was injured. Before I was transferred to the acute care facility, Gaylord Hospital, my stepmom took a flight to my home in Dallas. There, she picked up my cat, Sienna, and my gerbils, packed up some extra things for me, buttoned up my apartment, and drove my car to California where she is taking care of my pets for me.
My dad, in the meantime, is staying with me in Connecticut until I'm discharged and can go to California. He has been a huge help, and I'm so glad he's here. He's bought me sweats and looser clothes since I had only packed business casual, and they didn't really fit (in size or purpose) after the accident. He's bought me treats, helped me deal with paperwork and insurance, been my moral support, and even helps me out with my workouts in physical therapy. I don't think I could have gotten through half of this without him here. Love you, Daddy!
Physically, I'm improving in leaps and bounds. All of my staples and sutures have been removed, and I'm cleared to take showers instead of just cleaning myself out of a sink. I'm not able to take one every day, but it's nice when I can, and it's a step closer to feeling human again. I've also come a long way in my physical therapy. When I started, I was unable to move...