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Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

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    5:30p
    I'm off work...
    ...all this week on account of being hit by a car on Monday.

    Yeah, you read that right.

    I was walking to work on Monday morning. I had a green light at an intersection. I had a green walk sign. I was in the total right of way. This did not stop a guy from failing to yield. He wasn't traveling very fast, so I was only knocked off my feet. He promptly stopped so he and his passenger could render assistance. Three bystanders also leaped to the rescue. I could barely stand up and was sure I'd hit my head on the ground, so they called in the police and an ambulance. A police car, two ambulances and two fire trucks were there in less than five minutes.

    Anyhow, to make a long story short, they dragged me away to a local hospital. Of course, it wasn't remotely near my house. I spent three hours in emergency. That's lightning fast for an Edmonton city ER these days. I broke nothing, apparently didn't suffer a head injury, but my knee is all bruised to hell. I'm off work for at least a week. Since I'm on crutches, I feel trapped in my own home since it's agony to navigate the stairs so I stay in my bedroom (and my roomies give me hell if I don't stay put). Thank god the guy was insured. I might actually be reimbursed for the income I'm currently losing by my enforced vacation.

    /sigh/

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