Crashing into 2009

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Blog entry by woodyoda posted 01-12-2009 09:41 PM 1019 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few weeks ago I had my blog about the walnut bouroughs, I was collecting from the walnut farmers around here. I had been in physical therapy for a previous injury, until Friday a couple days ago. Friday was my last visit, Saturday, going to dinner with my son…a DRUNK went across a few lanes to hit us head on. Cops said he had no insurance info, in his car…....glad I have uninsured motorist on my insurance. Looks like I’m going back to therapy…......son’s only got a sprained wrist and a few bruises, luckily…....nice way to start the new year. Yoda

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#1 posted 01-12-2009 10:12 PM

I’m sorry to hear this news. I hope you don’t get discouraged. I’m glad you are both still with us.

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#2 posted 01-13-2009 12:20 AM

I’m so sorry to hear about your accident. My parents and I were in a minor rear-ending at a stoplight many, many years ago. I was only 2 or so, as all I remember is picking myself up from the backseat floor of our VW bug. The fellow who bumped us was a doctor of sorts in his sportscar and after seeing we weren’t really hurt he went off. Unfortunately no ID was exchanged as afterwards my Mom had neck and back problems. She has undergone 5 back surgeries since then and her spine is in the shape of a ? mark. She can not endure traveling from home more than 90 minutes worth.

I hope you heal well. I don’t know if it would be appropriate, but you may want to look into a Teeter inversion table or chair if you are to undergo traction type therapy. Teeter is made in the USA and is sturdier than the cheaper ones made in China. Or even an excersise ball. Be careful and take care.

Good luck with recovery.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#3 posted 01-13-2009 05:10 AM

I live just down the road in Delhi, however I spend a lot of time in Modesto with my business. If you need help moving things aroud due to your injuries let me know maybe I could help.


-- Ron Central, CA

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#4 posted 01-13-2009 08:12 PM

Hopefully this year is like March for you. It might start out bad, but end up wonderful. Wish you a speedy recovery.

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#5 posted 01-14-2009 12:26 AM

Yoda, sorry for your misfortune. Keep us posted as to how things go for you.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#6 posted 01-14-2009 12:07 PM

Wow…bad news…get well…I was a taxi driver for six years…saving people from getting in wrecks just like that…keeping drunks off the road…sure wish everybody could learn the lesson…we’re just going to have to go to the European system…the Norwegian system…tough very tough. Again, get well.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#7 posted 01-15-2009 10:44 AM

Thanks all for your comments….my main concern is my son, glad he’s got just bruises and a sprain…...mmh, thanks for the advice on the inversion table, I’ve been injured in the glass business enough, to already have one. in highrise glass work, a guy can lift 20 to 40,000 lbs of glass a day, so my back is already tired after 25 yrs. Ron, thanks for the offer, but until we at least find out if this guy has insurance or not, I can’t get down to the shop in Delhi, tiil I get my truck situation settled. But thanks for the offer. Barry, I kind of feel sorry for the guy, I just found out he got into a wreck last month too! If that was a drunk driving too, he’s probably going to get years in jail, though he probably deserves it, I know he’ll never REALLY get any help in jail. I’m trying to learn to seperate the person from the actions, I REALLY hate what he did, but I don’t want to go around with hate inside me. Yoda

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#8 posted 01-29-2009 06:50 PM

just saw your posting. So sorry to hear about the “accident” and I’m glad that everyone is OK (give or take).

You are right about the hate … he has his own burdens that are eating him up and until he is ready to face them, well, unfortunately, he shall continue to create havoc in his and others’ lives.
His path.. his lessons… his challenge. What’s ours? – learning how to not carry the hate.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#9 posted 01-29-2009 07:01 PM

I have a friend who was very badly injured and his son killed by 100 mile an hour hit side an idiot no speed limit then infrance was about 35 ywears sorry to hear about your accident but it could have been much worse so glad you are both alive regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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