All I can do
I had dreams
Of yesterday's tomorrow
But today was sad Instead
Left with lingering Memories
Of the bond between you and me
In this tomorrow's yesterday
All I can do is cry and pray
And hope you found peace
In your end
Good bye to you
Signed with love
Chris McQueeney 7/17/12 10:59 P.M.
I was scared this week. While at work on Monday I got chemical burns on my lungs from atomized particles of sodium hydroxide. I am a painter by trade, and am exposed to chemicals on a very regular basis. The situation was one that could happen to a person in my field at any point in time. That is one of the hazards that I have to deal with on a regular basis.
The incident was not my fault. I was using the proper safety equipment, and being cautious about the stain stripper I was applying to the outside of the home I was working on. The funny thing is that while I was being cautious another person was not, and I get to suffer because of it…such is life, I guess.
Immediately upon inhaling the caustic material I started coughing, and soon after was vomiting. After about five minutes of that I was rushed to the hospital by the owner of the company I work for. On the ride it occurred to me that I could die from the exposure…my next thought was what would happen to my children. They would be taken care of, but would not have a father.
As I’m sure you can tell I didn’t die, but I did get to spend five hours coughing and vomiting blood .I have not been back to work , and not sure when I will . More and more I am being driven to find another field of work…writing
Thank you to my family and friends for checking on me, and thank you Christopher for driving me around, and Jen and Jason for taking care of me