... my first major injury experience...

So I've been in Korea 7 months without ever visiting a hospital or doctor (besides health check ups...) and this afternoon I guess I decided it was time...

I was heading out to meet Kelsey in Korea in Hyehwa so I was in a hurry to meet her and catch my bus by my house... So I decided to cross the street a few feet from the crosswalk... and well... it was clear from what I saw but then a taxi turned the corner a bit fast and hit me... and ran over my foot.  There was a nice foreigner guy and his girlfriend that saw me and even though we didnt get taxi information they took me to the hospital in Hyehwa.  I got into the hospital and into a wheelchair cause my foot had swollen up pretty quick.  I called Kelsey and my friend Jei and they came out and sat with me.  They are really sweet and I'm thankful they were there.  The couple stayed a while too and the girlfriend helped translate.  She was really sweet.  I felt bad interrupting their plans but if they hadn't been there I think I would've been doomed (really.).  so we did some xrays... a ctscan and several SEVERAL hours later (no pain meds btw)... I was told we didnt need to do surgery but I would need a cast and need to get checked up every week by the hospital.  I was in the hospital from about 6:45 to about 11pm... it was definitely a pain... especially in my leg.

Right now my friend Jei is staying with me cause the side effects of the meds are not very nice as I experienced in the waiting room after they gave me the shot... AFTER they set my foot and put a cast on it... I'm still in pain but i'm okay now and glad to be home.  I'm thankful for Kelsey and Jei and my supervisor, Julie, and Jimmy for coming out and helping me.  I cried so much today just cause I dont deal well with pain and because I hate being a burden to people.  But I'm really thankful to them and very thankful tomorrow there is no school to have to worry about...

On Tuesday morning I have to return to the hospital so hopefully I can make it there... LOL.  I should be like this for the next 4 weeks... and I return to the hospital at least once a week for the next 4 weeks so they can keep an eye on my leg cause they said there might be chips in my leg.  So I guess all I can do is hope for the best...

Well that taught me never to try to run out in traffic again...

3 comments:

Anna said...

Oh, no! That's horrible! I hope you feel better soon! :)

Foreigner Joy said...

Oh you poor thing!! Even though you were in a hurry taxi drivers should look out for people. It's a fact that drivers in Korea don't care much for pedestrians. Ah ...well I hope you heal up and that your boss lets you rest.

Why am I here??? said...

ohhh so sad. That's going to make me think twice about running across the street when I shouldn't.

Here's to a speedy recovery!