Thankful Thursday: Bike Crash Redux

No, I don’t know if I’m using redux correctly, but it has a nice ring to it. It reflects the fact that, as I sit here getting ready to type, I feel like I already wrote this post. Probably because I did. Those of you who have read my blog since I was over at LiveJournal MAY remember about 5 years ago, I wrote about my husband crashing his bike.

Guess what happened this weekend.

Everything’s good. He’s got some broken ribs and a broken scapula, and I can tell you that getting him in and out of bed is NOT fun, but those are the small down-sides, believe me. The big gratitudes far outweight them.

Today, I am MORE than thankful that:

  • My husband is here.
  • My husband did not, this time, hit his head. If I leave you with one piece of advice today, it’s this: Skip the concussion. Seriously.
  • That the day he crashed was a sunny February day, so that other people were on that trail, who could call the paramedics and stay with him until he got off the hill and into the ambulance.
  • That Hedy Lamarr, yes, that Hedy Lamarr, invented and patented a frequency-hopping device that somehow (no, don’t ask me how) played into today’s cellphone, so that those people COULD get hold of the paramedics.
  • That we have a hospital in town with an ER full of wonderfully nice, helpful people who methodically take you through the steps of the process and check in with you and take care of you.
  • That morphine exists.
  • We have good health insurance. Yes, despite how I feel about the insurance industry and the “game” that is cost-negotiation, it’s an excellent thing to have.
  • That my marriage is so good and that I love my husband so much, that the fact that he’s here matters more than any of the stresses and inconveniences.
  • That my son is an incredibly mature, responsible, kind, supportive kid who gets what’s going on, helps out whenever and however he can, and pretty much takes care of me and his dad as much as we take care of him.

Thankful, thankful, thankful!

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28 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday: Bike Crash Redux

  1. Yikes! This is the type of situation/drama you don’t need in your life! Thankful that he is OK and that you seem to be on the side of “I’m so thankful that he is alive!” of thinking/reacting. Best wishes.

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  2. Lord, Becky – you guys lead exciting lives! So glad he’s OK, but goodness, it’s got to be tough on all of you. And yet – you chose to see things so positively. That’s immensely impressive.
    Wishing your husband a speedy recovery and you and Ian all the best.

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    • beckylevine says:

      Thanks, Beth. I do. The plan tonight is to make both guys curl up with me and rewatch The Princess Diaries movies. Mental therapy!

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  3. So glad he’ll be alright. Your gratitude list is wonderful and inspiring. No one needs this kind of unexpected drama in their lives, but certainly it does put things in perspective. Your strong marriage and family bonds have made all the difference. Hugs to all of you.

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    • beckylevine says:

      I know. I told him he doesn’t really need to keep reminding me that I value having him around! I think he’s getting the message this time. πŸ™‚

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  4. Becky, I’m so sorry for all of you, though glad to hear that things are looking good. Sending hugs when you feel shaky, as I expect you must. Sometimes disaster feels a bit too close. Okay, have another hug!

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    • beckylevine says:

      I’ll take ALL the hugs. He’s making amazing progress, which is huge. I think life will come back to normal sooner rather than later…always a good thing! Thanks, Jeannine. Hug back!

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  5. Jim Levine says:

    Glad to hearDavid is alright even though slightly busted…Tell him we hope he recovers quickly, turning over my car got me a real bad stiff neck

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    • beckylevine says:

      I’ll bet it did! I’ll tell you the same thing I tell him: Don’t DO that! He’s doing pretty well–hope you guys are, too!

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