It sounds lame right? I fall down the stairs and I end up in the Emergency Room at Corona Regional Medical Center. I keep thinking to myself.. “Its not a big deal. I fell down the stairs. What a lame way to end up in the ER.”
But the more I think about it, the more crazy it seems now. It’s NOT lame. It’s freakin crazy! I fell down the stairs… (I don’t remember anything but apparently..) I had a concussion.. and a freakin seizure. IT IS A BIG DEAL. I was taken to the ER, triaged, had a C collar on, given medication, taken for a CT scan and other diagnostic tests…. ALL ON NEW YEARS EVE. I spent the end of 2012.. and started 2013… in the hospital. That. Is. Crazy. Listening to my dad and telling me how he found me laying on the stairs… how I messed up all the decorations on the stairs… how my boyfriend’s mom didn’t want my bf to drive because she knows how reckless he would drive just to come to the hospital… how much pain I was in…. how everyone was crying while I was unconscious… its just… so much to take in. It’s so overwhelming how so much happened in one night, in such a short amount of time…. all because I fell down the stairs.
It really could’ve been worse. And I am sooo, sooo blessed that it wasn’t. But this obviously happened for a reason. Idk if I tripped or passed out before going down the stairs. Maybe I need to slow down a little bit? Maybe I wasn’t meant to go to my boyfriend’s house that night? Maybe we were supposed to spend our new years in the hospital? Maybe I’m supposed value my life more? Whatever it is… I am blessed. And I truly do value my life more. I value the people that are in it. And I should not take anything for granted. Each of us do little things that we don’t even think about… like driving.. going to the grocery store.. or even walking down the stairs. And just by doing those things, your life can be instantly taken away from you. So just thank God each day you wake up. Marvel at the beauties of this world. (totally stared at the stars last night for a good 30 minutes btw.) Enjoy the little things. Live each day with a purpose. And spend your life with those you love and care for.