Friday, September 14, 2012

Depends Upon How You Look at It

Well, this is the first time I have posted here without a photo...unfortunately my camera is stuck at work, in my tote bag...but I am unexpectedly stuck at home.  So you can decide, if you believe in Luck: Am I really lucky or really unlucky?
I was in my classroom teaching yesterday when the sky fell. Yep, second grade teachers never get to sit down, but I leaned over my desk to jot down a quick note to self, when all of a sudden a 250 pound (more than twice my weight) TV monitor crashed from the ceiling...and hit me.

I am bruised, bloody, swollen, incredibly sore, and have a splitting headache. But no concussion and no broken bones. It missed my head by inches. I caught it on my neck, left arm and back. From the floor, I yelled to my students, "I'm okay!" so they wouldn't be traumatized...as much...but I was nauseated.

Fast forward to emergency crew, school lock-down, gurney, ambulance, x-rays, cat scan...and finally getting to come home to my puppy.

So, I am grateful beyond belief that a student wasn't hurt. I am grateful I don't have a fractured skull, spinal injuries, broken bones. I am shocked. I am sore. I am never boring. (!)

You never know, each and every day, if you will have the kind of day you thought you would. Say "I love you" to someone you love. I am reminded once again, to never sweat the small stuff.

Always,
Kath

23 comments:

jgr said...

Oh Kathy, I'm so sorry you were hurt, but you're right: It could have been worse! I'll be sending you healing thoughts and prayers. Take care, my friend.

Shahrul Niza said...

OMG Kathy, glad you are not seriously injured could have been worse!. Sending you much love & healing energy, my friend. Take a good rest :).

Createology said...

Kathy dear your post tells the whole story of your bravery and positivity. I am very thankful you were not hurt worse nor any of the children were hurt. What a freak accident for you to experience. Loving Healing Hugs for you dear...

laundrygirl said...

Dang!!!
Oh my goodness! I am so glad that you are ok. Sending healing thoughts your way along with great doses of love.

Kelly Kilmer said...

I jumped when I read this. What a terrifying experience. I hope that are feeling well again soon. Sending big hugs.

Mary said...

Thankful, thankful, thankful, you are okay...though I am so sure you feel like crap right now!!!

You take good care, let your hubby wait on you...rest and mend!

Do you see a good chiropractor...

xxoo

Introverted Art said...

Kathy, oh my gosh, I didn't even know what to think... first, I thought how lucky it did not hit you in the head... then, because it is my trade, I thought Worker's Comp, then that you could really have gotten hurt even killed by this event and now I think I can stop holding my breath and know that albeit bruised, bloody, sore and all the other stuff, you are alive.

ClaireS said...

Just saw your amazing work on a Tumblr blog and thought I would come and have a look at your blog. Really loving your journals and what a dramatic introduction, hope you get better soon. Claire

Kasha Rolley said...

OMG. Sounds scary but I am glad it ened OK. Take care.

bohemiannie! art said...

My very best wishes for a total, speedy recovery... and a big fat check from the school system. What a great teacher to be thinking about your students as you lay on the floor.

Vicki said...

Dear Kathy,
I'm so sorry this happened to you!
I hope you feel better soon
Sending you healing thoughts,
Vicki

Eileen said...

So glad you're okay! I hate those hanging monitors even more now!

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh Kath.... I was holding my breath as I read this... you have such a wonderful way of looking at things... and in the midst of it all... making sure your students were ok... so sorry to hear about your accident... and sooooo happy that the injuries were not worse... but still sending lots of love and healing hugs... I can only imagine how sore you must be... and yes... a big reminder to us all... the small stuff is so unimportant... there is always something to be grateful for... rest up and take care...

BIG hugs
Jenny x

Cat said...

Oh Wow Kathy, this is horrible. I'm glad it wasn't worse, but your neck must be hurting bad. I'm so sorry to hear this. Ouch ouch ouch. The school better upgrade to flat screen tvs.
Prayers and hugs for you to be all better!!!

Jennifer Richardson said...

Kathy! Oh friend, I'm so sorry
you're hurt.
I'm so grateful you weren't hurt
worse...so glad it missed your head.
oh sweetie, I send prayers for quick mending and soon strength returning and
comfort and peace
and healing all around
(for your students too)

big deep breath,
Jennifer

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Oh Kathy!!! I am just now reading this! I so hope you are okay!!!!!!

Tracy said...

How awful! So sorry you've been hurt and so thankful it wasn't worse. Glad you can see the positives while living with the negatives. I'll be sending up a prayer for you.

denthe said...

Geez, that sounds awful! Wow! It could've been so much worse, yes, but still .... It's true, you never know when such freak accidents will happen, and we should be aware of this and appreciate what we have. Hope you're feeling better now!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Oh no Kathy!! That is terrible. I am so glad that your injuries were not more severe and that it didn't hit a student. How scary!! Take care of yourself and I pray you have speedy recovery. (((Hugs)))

cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

Playing a bit of blog catch-up tonight, and just saw this--how horrible! I'm so glad you weren't hurt worse, but I know you must be really sore and shaken. I hope you feel better very soon!!!

Lesley Edmonds said...

Oh my word Kathy, what an awful thing to happen! I am so very thankful that you were not hurt more by the falling TV - it could have been so much worse. Oh my goodness but you were being watched over. Take care and hope you are recovering now.
Lesley x

Lynn Fisher said...

Oh Dear god...I was wrapped up in my own thing and didn't know this....I'm so sorry Kathy. I hope you are feeling better soon!

Valerie said...

Dear Kathy,
I am so sorry to hear about your accident! I am just now catching up with blogging after foot surgery in September. I am praying your healing will be complete!