' "But the next thing I knew, I fell and smashed my face on the pallet, and I was in the hole with blood all over me and I couldn't move." Concerned son Andy Mac Donald, 39, a painter and decorator, said: "I'm absolutely livid. Whoever owns that manhole has something serious to answer for.
"Whoever owns that manhole should get it fixed and get it fixed right now. "I'm self-employed, and I have to take time off work to care for my disabled mum, who has been knocked for six by negligence.
The first graph on the left, at the beginning of treatment shows a high frequency spot correlating with hypervigilance and very high anxiety.
In the LENS graph on the right, after about six months of treatment. Clinically, she was much better (her mother was astounded that after only a month or two of treatment she wanted to go to the mall (a favorite locale before her trauma).
Neither one of us actually realized how long it had been since I’d left until a month or two in when my husband looked at me and said, “Wait. You may wonder how the hell I survive parenting without actually leaving the house?
"I moved the pallet and took a step over - never in my life did I think there was a hole underneath, I thought it had just fallen over. It was awful." As she fell she banged her face on the pallet, breaking her nose, suffered a suspected fractured on her leg - and was left in agony and fearful of ever going outside again.
The incident, in the forecourt of Complete Tyres Services, in Crawley, happened about 2pm last Friday.
I’d be lying if I came up with any response other than, “I have no idea! I’m lucky enough to have a very supportive husband, who takes care of all the “outside” stuff I’m unable to. I try and make trips to the store with my husband, though most of the time, I remain a passenger in the car and don’t actually venture into the store.
He brings my son to the park, does the food shopping, etc. I can’t go hang out with friends, or run to the store without him; to me, he’s like the security blanket little kids take EVERYWHERE. I have gone to my son’s doctor appointments; basically, anything essential, I find a way to do it.