jm's Adventure with Multiple Myeloma: Never A Dull Moment On This Adventure - October 30 2012

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Never A Dull Moment On This Adventure - October 30 2012

Up at o'dark thirty to travel to Twin Falls, Idaho for my first dose of carfilzomid. Driving in the dark in Bart (2006 Honda Pilot) with my good friend Shirley Olsen who came along to help me if needed. Just 5 miles from the entrance to the Craters of the Moon National Park, out of the dark came a deer and which I hit and killed instantly. The radiator on the car was steaming and I could not open the driver's side door. The front end and hood don't look that damaged, but there are - hopefully there is not a lot of damage to the engine beyond the radiator.
I called Jamie Hjelm at Lost River Auto Body back in Arco and he said he'd be right out with the only tow truck in Butte County. It helps that I know him and have done business with him before. Although, this was my first deer hit EVER. Meanwhile, Shirley called her husband, Wayne, and our good friend Lesley Szabo to ask them to go to my house and get my other car, Jonah (1999 Honda Passport) and bring it to Jamie's shop about 5 miles north of Arco. 
 Jamie Hjelm of Lost River Auto Body, Arco, Idaho

Note the full moon over Bart. We were lucky because it wasn't too cold and no wind while we waited.
I have a photo of the deer, but I'm spare you that - took it for the insurance claim. 

Below, Shirley Olsen, Lesley Szabo, and Wayne Olsen (foreground) with Jamie Hjelm in the background.
We transferred everything from Bart to Jonah and were back on the road 1 1/2 hours late for my Carfilzomib appointment in Twin Falls. I called St. Luke's Hospital MSTI to let them know I'd be LATE.

1 comment:

  1. I have driven that stretch of road more than once and I know how desolate it is... except for deer and other wildlife... thank goodness you have connections and had a friend with you as well... onward and upward... hopefully not in a vehicle!