TL has always been close to the center of the big wide internet for me so I thought I'd tell people here about a little disaster in my life. If you read the blog title I already told you!
I was walking home from the bars last Friday, around 11:30 so I could make the last train back up to Midorii and I got hit by some crazy driver.
Here's how I got hit: I was crossing at a crosswalk with the green pedestrian walking light lit up. A dude came around the corner making a left-hand turn (people drive on the left here so it isn't that flagrantly bad, but even that turn is illegal on a red light). I guess I got tossed a ways across the street and he drove off.
Here's how crazy the driver was: He didn't have a license because he hit someone last month or something like that (quite recently). He's an old packrat loonie with no money and I have vague recollections that he's not going to feel too heavy a ramification. He was in police custody but I don't know if he's facing charges or what. I don't know a lot about the law here. He told the cops he didn't stop when he hit me because he thought I was dead.
So some kind folks, including someone stopped at the light, got his license plate number and vehicle description and the guy go picked up. They swabbed my cheeks in the hospital and the blood and stuff on the car matched my DNA.
(This is all kinda disjointed because I'm on painkillers, but now that I started sharing it, I might as well finish.)
I'm okay though! My body seemed not to notice. There are a couple of scabs that are no worse than I might get playing a fierce game of ultimate. My head is a little worse off. My skull was cracked but it's pretty minor. There's no brain damage. I don't remember the incident and I have a flock of missing memories from all over my life. They're just minor things though, totally random, and I hear they'll come back to the nest one by one as time goes on.
(Oh shit, I forgot something big so I edited this paragraph in)
I also don't have hearing in one ear. The doctors say that it will come back bit by bit over the coming weeks, though it probably won't get back to what it was. That's pretty shitty but considering what happened I'm pretty lucky to get away with only one serious result.
I'm out of the hospital as of today, which feels great. For the severity of the injury having only a week long stay seems amazing. I go back next week for surgery to mend a damaged cheekbone that is impeding the normal lateral movement of my lower jaw. It'll be intra-oral to preserve my dashing good looks (the nurses insisted, I swear).
So that's what's up with thopol these days. I just thought I'd share a big event with TL because I spend way too much time here.