Paul has a compression fracture in his lower back.
The car needs to be repaired, probably just a new bumper
We need to find out why P. blacked out while parking the car at the store. He will be seeing an neurologist.
We are thankful no one else was hurt.
We are thankful for the care given at the scene by 2 young woman, the polite and kind handling of the situation by the police officer, the quick arrival of the paramedics* and the work of the emergency room staff at the hospital on Christmas Eve.
Paul is still in pain, spending most of his time in bed. I have become monitor of the pain pills, lady of the telephone, calling doctors and starting the insurance claim process, maker of light meals and -- OH NO washer of dirty dishes.
The turkey still waits in the freezer.
I am managing to play nurse with some competency.
I have Stephen who held me together when the call came in and got me to the hospital.
I have seen an improvement in Paul that he doesn't feel over the last few days.
I am weary.
I have moments when the tears flow.
I will keep doing one thing at a time.
I am eating chocolate but leaving the wine we got for the holidays.
*Paul feels cheated. Being totally out of it he didn't get to hear the sound of the siren from inside the ambulance...... he hasn't lost his sense of humour