I don’t really know what thread to put this in - emotional support doesn’t seem quite right, but it’s the closest I can find at the moment.
I’ve been away for a couple days because my mom was in a snowmobile accident on Sunday.
Her, my dad, and my brother were riding through an open field, and my mom always stays almost ridiculously far back from everyone else for safety concerns. Well, apparently my dad and brother stopped up ahead by the road, and my mom ran into the back of my brother’s sled at 35mph.
She was thrown from her sled, hit my dad’s (in front), then flopped back onto my brother’s. She was unconscious for about five minutes, eyes open and unblinking, before finally coming to. My dad said she thought she was paralyzed. Thankfully she wasn’t, she was moving her arms and legs and talking.
She doesn’t remember what happened. From her perspective, she saw them stopped about 500 yards ahead, then the next thing she knew she was in an ambulance.
She’s okay now. She had a serious concussion and probably a torn ligament or something of the sort in her shoulder. But the scary part is how the accident happened in the first place. There’s a bit of a family history of epilepsy and seizures, but never with her. It’s possible that the concussion caused the memory loss prior to the crash, but there’s the question of how the crash happened in the first place. We’re worried now that she blacked out or had a seizure while riding, which is what caused the crash to happen. My grandma (her mom) recently had very similar seizure issues, but never while driving or anything.
It’s all kind of scary and seizures are something that aren’t well understood and the root cause may never be found out or, even if it is, may not be addressable.
I’ve also had sort of similar “blackouts” in the past, but very rarely, and I’ve always been able to attribute them to dehydration or overheating or something similar, but now I’m not so sure. My uncle (her half brother) is an epileptic, but we always thought that was from her stepdad’s side - but now that her mom has had issues, that might mean that it’s part of my family history as well.
Mostly I’m just happy she’s okay and the accident wasn’t much more serious, but it’s still got me thinking and worrying a little bit.
Anyway, sorry for taking up so much room with all this in a thread that’s meant for more serious personal issues. My mom’s okay and that’s all that really matters right now.