Growing up i was one of the luckiest kids. i never had a broken bone or any stitches. with in the last few years i havent been as lucky... first i broke my pinkie finger on my left hand from popping this dude in the face. then i fell down the stairs in my bfs house when i woke up one morning. i slipped on one of the top steps & flew all the way down, landing on the third step from the bottom right on my back. nothing was medically wrong with it but it hurt for about 3 years after that. just as it starts to get better, only hurting when im at work on my feet for 8 hrs, i get hit by a SUV (jan 21 of this yr) while crossing the highway out front of my house. i flew 75 ft, fractured my skull in 3 places, had swelling of the brain, fluid around the brain, fractured my pelvis in 2. the impact of the bumper on my thigh broke my femur bone in 3 places, i also ripped open my hand. was put into a medically induced coma, as they couldnt do the surgery to repair my leg until 5 days after the accident, due to my vital signs being too high. i had bruising on the front part of my brain from it bouncing inside my head when the back of it hit the concrete. during surgery i had a titanium rod & 4 screws inserted into my leg to fix the breaks. there were 4 suture areas on my leg, all but 1 containing at least 10 staples. the last spot had 4 staples. now im out of the hospital, im out of work. ive just begun to walk again, since my surgeon said my bone is healing well. i now have to wear a bone stimulator, which sends eletric impulses to the breaking sites of my leg, to help it heal faster. i have to go to Physical therapy twice a week, mainly to work my knee into bending fully. from wearing a knee immobilizer for a month, not able to bend my knee til the staples were taken out (which is more painful than they let on), i couldnt bend my knee at all after i was allowed to take the immobilizer off. now while in therapy we measured my knee to bend as far as 80 degrees so far. now were working on making it bend the way it used to. im lucky im still alive. they told my bf while i was in a coma that my situation was life or death. they also told him & his family that in all the years theyve been working in the medical feild, they had never seen anyone with my kind of injuries survive. & im here, back to normal (almost). when i was in the hospital rehab, i saw so many ppl who couldnt talk, couldnt walk, they had parts of their brain missing. it really made me all the more thankful that im alive. this experience has also made me realize how much i took walking for granted. now that i can walk again, i thank god EVERYDAY, bc im just about the same as i was, just right now i have a limp bc of the pain im still in. i also thank my late Mom-Mom, for being there for me & bringing me back, ever since she passed i believed that she was my guardian angel, & to me, this whole accident proved that to me, i believed she saved me from my worst fear:death.