does everything change after a road accident?
September 2, 2008 8:46am CST
i met with a road accident on 20th of last month and my whole life has changed after that. i was on a bike on my way to work, i was hit by a car on a flyover and as a result there was a deep cut from lips to the lower chin, in fact my lower lip and chin was totally torn from the middle. I had 34 stitches both internal and external. I was admitted to hospital for 10 days. I was not able to drink or eat anything for 3 days. but by the grace of God I am able to eat food now. but my lower lip and chin is swollen and I am having difficulty in speaking ever since. Now I work in a call center and for me my voice is everything. I can barely speak and feel myself caged inside. I love to talk but now every time I talk it hurts. I dont know when I will be able to speak like before, if I ever can. On top of this,my family don't want me to ever touch the bike again. it will be very difficult for me when I resume work without bike. It is really hurting me to know that you can no longer do things that you used to do previously.
• South Africa
2 Sep 08
I have had quite a couple of accidents and thankfully most of them had very little lasting damage. However, I know exactly how you feel about not being able to do things any more. I was diagnosed this year with a condition called Marfan's, which impacts your legiments, skeletal and cardio-vascular systems. I am not allowed to pick up anything heavier than 10 kg, climbing stairs is really painfull and my wrists is showing signs of osteo-arthritis, meaning that I am having to give up playing electronic keyboard as well as having to work with a tablet instead of a mouse. At least, the human mind tends to overcome injury most of the time. Even though your speech might not be a 100% again, but given time, you will feel much better and much more comfortable. Due to the MFS, I have had numerous knee dislocations and I suffered a very serious one last year. I was in a cast for about two months and when it came off, it felt like I was never going to be able to walk again. Now, even though it is more painfull, it's back to what it was before. I am sorry about your bike though and as painfull as it seems, maybe it's better that way...safer at least. Good luck and I hope you get better soon.
2 Sep 08
thank you Serath for consoling me. I am very sorry to hear that your are suffering from such a condition. I understand how it feels. I don't have much knowledge about Marfan's, but it must be curable. You are from south africa, so I believe you will get the best of doctors and treatment there. I will pray to God to give you power and strength. I wish you become fit like before.