The Unexpected Has something ever happened to you out of the blue? It was November 9th, 2003, and it was my 8th birthday. We were having my birthday party at Gayety’s Ice- Cream Parlor in Lansing, Illinois. Everyone was having such a great time, but then the party ended. My friend Courtney had lost her glove. We were searching for about ten minutes, but she had to go. About three seconds later my mom had found it. She told me to go to the back and see if her car was still there. I ran as fast as I could to the back door and then CRASH! I had run through the glass panel, thinking that it was a door.
And someone was holding it open for me. I blacked out and when I woke up all I remembered was running. Everyone was shocked and they immediately call the paramedics to come and get me.
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When I arrived at St. Margaret Hospital, we were in the waiting room for at least an hour. I finally go a room and the doctor and nurses came in to see what had happened to me. Then they got to work. I got stitches on my lip, right hand, right knee, my right foot, and on my left calf. The doctor also said that I had a broken nose. After they were all done stitching me up, my mom noticed a little piece of skin sticking out of my lip.
She asked the doctor if it would heel that way and he said yes that he had made a mistake and it would heel that way. Well, I didn’t want my lip like that so we asked him he could take them out and re-do them. The doctor said that if he did that then it would make a complete whole in my lip. The only other option was to get a plastic surgeon to re-stitch. It took three hours for the plastic surgeon to get to the hospital. It hurt so badly while she was putting the new stitches in. After she was done I had 28 stitches in all and a broken nose. The doctor did a walking test on me and I passed!
I finally got to o home and rest. I was so happy to get home after the hospital and open up all my presents. I had to stay out of school for a month until I got my stitches out, and I could walk fully. When I got my stitches out it didn’t hurt as bad as getting them. The doctor said that I had to put medicine on my scar everyday so that they wouldn’t be as big. I was so happy to finally get all the stitches out of me. Now, I am very careful in everything I do. After this accident I have learned to take my time and walk to where I have to go. This was very unexpected and I hope for it never to happen again. By kristianamart