Survivor's Guilt ~ Part Two

@celticeagle (118286)
Boise, Idaho
April 24, 2017 10:25am CST
With road conditions and the front end problem this caused the car to swerve and it went off the road and crashed. Luckily a neighbor saw the crash and called 911. I had been thrown from the car. Mark was still setting in the driver's seat. He had gotten what is called a brain stem injury from the metal around the rag top of the Stingray. I have a head injury and am bandaged up at the hospital. Mark laid in a coma. His parent's were so nice they let me be in the room with them. They had adopted Mark and they were lovely people. Mark was in a coma for nine days. Then he had a cardiac arrest and died. His parents invited me into their home for dinner the night prior to his funeral. I made comment about a picture of Mark and his father let me take it home. I slept with it under my pillow that night. I remember I had gotten him a bouquet of carnations for the funeral. A pink one and a blue one in the middle. I was in daze for weeks afterward. I had a lovely long wool coat I couldn't wear anymore because I saw the blood on it after the accident and no amount of cleaning would make it wearable for me. I went through a long period of survivor's guilt. He was such a cool character. What would/could he have done with his life? Later I realized that I was left on this earth for a reason. I have to carry on with that in mind. I still think of Mark from time to time. I wonder what could have been.
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• United States
24 Apr 17
So sorry about the loss of Mark. This sounds very sad and devastating to you friend. How long ago was this?
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@celticeagle (118286)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Apr 17
It was in the mid 70's.
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• United States
24 Apr 17
@celticeagle Did you get a concussion from this Celtic? I bet so.
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@celticeagle (118286)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Apr 17
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@Tampa_girl7 (25735)
• United States
25 Apr 17
I am so sorry for your loss
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@celticeagle (118286)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Apr 17
Thank you. That was a long time ago.
@mom210 (6761)
• Atlanta, Georgia
24 Apr 17
I had a feeling it was not going to end well. This is so sad, I am so sorry you had to go through such a thing. What a terrible experience
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@celticeagle (118286)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Apr 17
It was a bad time.
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@manasamanu (3753)
• Bangalore, India
24 Apr 17
It is so hard to lose someone special in life. You must be lucky that you survived the crash, yet lost a dear friend. As you said you were left here for some reason, so don't worry he will always be in you memories and heart.
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@celticeagle (118286)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Apr 17
I will always have his memory.
@Courtlynn (66179)
• United States
24 Apr 17
Oh no. I'm so sorry you had an accident and lost a friend. And that you have survivors guilt. Im sure that is hard to deal with. But you are here for a reason.
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@celticeagle (118286)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Apr 17
Yes, I have come to realize that.
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