On Monday I got bus-mangled. I was holding onto the bar while standing at the back of the bus. Suddenly, the bus driver slammed on the brakes so hard that my body was forced forward. I actually took flight. I've fallen a few times in my life but I've never before "got air." I landed at the front part of the bus on my back with my head hitting the ground shortly after. I couldn't move for a good 30 seconds. My body just refused to. Everyone gathered around me and asked if I was ok. It happened to be my stop and I just silently got off the bus. They were still trying to dust me off while I was leaving. Yeah, that pretty white coat you all liked-I pretty much looked like a chinchilla that just rolled in the dust. While I was in terrible pain I really just cried because of the embarrassment. In fact I couldn't stop crying every time I told the story. Now I think it's funny. But at the time I was so humiliated. Can you imagine watching a "foreign ghost" flying like superman across the bus? Wouldn't that be such an awesome story for all the Chinese to tell their friends?
So for the rest of the day, I had a terrible limp-my coccyx was in horrible pain. My neck was swollen up like a balloon because I hit a pole with it on the way down. I think I bruised every part of my body.
Well, it's Friday now and I want to let you know that I am ok! My coccyx doesn't hurt anymore and my neck finally feels better. Besides all the nasty purple bruises on my legs, I think I'm alright!!!
Ramsey made the following animation. Enjoy!
P.S. This bus is not to scale. The bus was much longer and I flew a little over 20 feet.