THE USUALLY ACCIDENTS IN COLOMBIA
Two years ago in Colombia the weather was so bad because in rained so much. For that reason the roads were in bad condition, many people had had a lot of accidents including my family and I. I was traveling from Medellin to Bogotá with my mother, my father, my nephew, my niece and me, when something happened.
The accident was in june 2009. We were on vacation in Medellin, because my brother had got married. My brothers were visited by us. When everything finished we returned to Bogotá when we were on the road, my father lost control of the car. For that reason we crashed with a tractor trailer when opened my eyes my first image was to look at my father trapped in the car and my mother was crying and shouting. Camila´s family was taken by the paramedics.
We arrived to the town´s hospital but the attention was very bad, for that reason my brothers arrived very fast and we went to the special hospital and there the attention was very good because they made all the exams and they gave us diagnostic and then the treatment was made by them, after 2 weeks my mother had had spine and foot surgery and I should rest for 3 weeks because I had had whiplash but after 2 months all my family was very good.
We think accidents are a problem in Colombia because people don’t comply and is not respectful when driving. Also people should not drive when the weather is bad or people should drive with caution to avoid serious accidents that usually happen in Colombia and it can happen in other countries.
Andrea Romero and Camila Rodriguez
MISHAP IN THE STUDY
To be studying in Sabana University, causes many changes in our lives, especially when you study physiotherapy, study this, means sacrifice and sideline routines we had, class schedules are very long and when you come to practice at the clinic or hospital, we have no time for anything, not even to take lunch at the indicated times and all these factors cause that my metabolism be altered an I gain weight. I had always weighed 45kg. at that moment my clothes looked fine and I felt so good, but always I enjoyed eating hamburger, pizza, potatoes, chocolate and specially drinking so much coke –cola. The last month I gain weight (9kg), my pants was broke by me, the blouses didn’t close. I had no clothes, I felt sad, and my friends said that I ate a lot of junk food and this is the cause of my problem.
One day I was with my friend watching the soccer game, and Colombia won, for this reason the beer was bought by my friends, everybody was happy until… the photo was taken by Karen, I looked at that picture and I felt so bad because my face looked very fat! After looking at the picture, my friends laughed at me, I was felt sad by the picture, and I thing that was to lose weight… the lesson was learned by me.
The next week, I stayed in the university talking to my friends: Karen, Andrea, Camila, Paola, Christian, Daniel and Violeta, they told me I was overweight and that they wanted the best for me. The clothes were bought by my friends and they said they would tell me how to lose weight: The exercises routine was made by Karen, the diet was designed by Andrea, the food was purchased by Violeta, the gym was paid by Christian and Daniel, the recommendations were made by me Thanks to them and my friends could get and ideal weight.
After the help I received from my friends now just thinking about my health, and to maintain an appropriate physical condition, so I follow the diet regimen, I exercise, I have better habits, and most importantly care and I thank my friends they were there to help and support me, to have people like them are worthwhile, so now I'm better than ever, enjoy good health and good friends.
Laura Lopez and Karen Rodriguez