Monday, August 02, 2010

Back From the Dead

On January 24th of 2009, I almost died.

A patch of black ice in the middle of the road ended an otherwise ordinary winter weekend in upstate New York. My Honda CR-V crossed the center line and hit, head-on, a logging truck.

I don't remember anything until about two days later. I spent two weeks recovering in the hospital, spent a month in a wheel chair and then another month on crutches. There was lots of pain, physical therapy, drugs, and the joys of withdrawal from pain medication.

Today I walk at least 2 miles a day, ride my bike, golf and am pretty much back to normal. I was very - very - lucky.

That was the start of my hiatus from The Fulcrum.

After going back to work, about a year after my accident - and the day before my birthday - I was "downsized" from my job with a company I'd been with for 17 years. That served to prolong the hiatus. But now that I'm well established in my job search, I've decided that I have a little bit of time during the week to blog again.

So now I'm back; and there are so many things to talk about!

12 comments: said...

Welcome back. You are fortunate indeed. Glad you are back to normal. Good luck with the job search.

Elayne said...

Welcome back, Charles, and best of luck in your job search! I had no idea about the accident, I'm so relieved you're doing so well!

Steve Bates said...

I'm really glad you survived and are healthier, Charles. We missed you!

Mustang Bobby said...

Wow, I am so glad to see you back on the blog. I know about your accident via FB, but I wasn't going to push you about blogging again. So, you're back on the LC list again.

Charles Perez said...

Thanks for the kind words, all!

Mustang Bobby said...

You have the BBWW Friday Blogaround all to yourself this week!

Actually, I'm on vacation and so is the blogaround, but I will welcome you back and send bloggy good wishes.

Moi ;) said...
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Moi ;) said...

Welcome back! Good to hear you are in good shape again. I know what it's like to "come back" from an accident, was in one last year myself. That's not *moi* reason (ahem, excuse) for not blogging, lol...just been busy and/or lazy.

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