|Night of the Attack|
|2 Days Later|
|3 Days Leter|
After I gave my police report and the EMS checked me out, I started making all my calls to the credit card companies. It was nearly 4AM before I finally got to bed. Note: I didn't say sleep. I just lay there feeling more violated than any other time in my life. And though it has been almost 2 weeks, I am still angry and feeling violated beyond belief. Sure, it was just a black eye and a little roughing up. But I can't get that image of the gun in my face out of my head.
So far, this has cost me around $400 bucks to clean up. The eye is healing. The scrapes on my knees and hands are pretty much gone. The drivers license and SS card has been replaced (yes, I know...I shouldn't carry my SS card...lesson learned). But the emotional and mental wounds are still there. I get extremely anxious when I arrive in the parking lot of my complex after dark. I end up driving around for about 10 minutes checking out every nook and cranny. Heck, I get anxious when I see anyone out and about after dark. Every little noise wakes me up (they got my driver's license, so know specifically where I live).
|One week Later|
|9 Days Later|
Either way, I'm working on getting past this. Slowly, but still going to get past it. Yes, I'm angry as hell that these assholes messed with me, but in the end, I lived. No extra holes in my body, and I'm still breathing. And, I got to hold my baby girl. I still feel the need to run to my apartment every time I come home after dark. I haven't been any further than home or work since that night. And, this guy who has never been interested in owning a weapon has decided it is time to get a concealed carry license and a gun to go along with it. I've been told that it takes more than the weapon on my hip to feel safe. I have to be willing to use it. If it keeps me from feeling like I did that night and the two weeks after, then so be it.
|Today-13 Days Later|
And just for fun, I got my replacement drivers license today. They wouldn't use my old picture on the replacement license. So I have this reminder for at least the next 4 years.