How did what happened change your life, at home and at work?
I was the victim of a victim.
It was all due to a deer and a decision of a fellow truck driver. I never blame that guy. He did what he thought was best. Sadly my husband ended up hitting the other big rig and we’ve ended up half a mile (or more) away from the impact. The fact that I saw my husband disfigured was traumatizing enough that for the first month he couldn’t leave my sight. Not even at the toilet. When we got out of the truck after 1 hour I told him that I would never leave him and that I will always care for him. When he was transferred by helicopter authorities wouldn’t let me in they had to restrain me in a bed in the ambulance.
It took me a while to cut the rope to make sure he was okay. In that accident I also lost a part of myself that I will never find again.
I’m still trying to figure out how me and my husband still alive when I see the picture of what was left of the truck. Was it due to speed, weakness in the other trailer weight the angle and I cannot seem to find the answer of what made us survive.
When my mom and dad got to the hospital where my husband was, they bought a wooden poster saying: Life bring you to unexpected places. Love brings you home.
When I see that poster I keep remembering the accident in full detail but I will never be able to tell my mom that.