I have gone back into my archives and edited it just a little, so that it would all publish. So here we go, "the accident that changed it all" I might note here, this is a true story, that really happened to me.
Thank-you for reading this, god bless, and Big HUGS.
We would be doing a hurricane evacuation from the rig transporting these people back to shore for safety.
After riding the waves for ten solid wrecking hours, we reach the sea buoy, now I can catch a 40min. nap.
Over the radio we get the call, two guys are on a platform in the delta and are going to need water. They have elected to ride out the storm on this small platform. Well needless to say no one was thrilled at this prospect. We were all tired, hungry and sleepy at this juncture and we relayed this back to the people at the home office, that we thought this would be ridiculous and unsafe. These guys were only wanting 700gal. of water, our pump pumps that in a minute.
So we would be making this trip in these conditions for a 10min. service call.
Whole different operation now.
Did not happen.
Did not happen.
At the hospital I am x-rayed, but they x-ray the wrong side of where I got hurt. Our home office guy, is outside the x-ray room waiting. He tells me the engineer has died, seems his spline was crushed and it took so long to get in that he bled to death.
They release me to return to work, but the company guy wants me checked out by another doctor. I get checked out. All of the ribs on my left side are broken, my ankle is broken, my right wrist is broken, the meniscus in both knees are torn, the muscles in my neck are torn, concussion, and I have broke my back in 4 places. What a miracle to just be alive I am told, I breakdown and cry, BS BS BS BS, why did I live, and not that poor kid with babies, his family needed him much more than mine needed me.