I was getting better quickly, but early yesterday morning woke up with terrible lower right abdominal pain. I thought it was appendix or something, turned out my right kidney was injured in the accident and a large amount of internal bleeding had built up.
I got heliported to Darmouth/Lebanon from Brattleboro ER, and had about four excruciating hours of successful surgery to tie off bleeding arteries, at the expense of my kidney, which has now perished.
I’m still in their acute care ward, perhaps moving to a less acute ward tomorrow. Now sitting up in a chair for the first time. Large amount of swelling in belly, quite a lot of pain still, but much better than last night.
What a harrowing experience.